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2011-01-24 17:03:41

When it comes to economic development in American cities, the trusted old theory "If you build it, they will come" may not work, a Michigan State University sociologist argues in a new study. Conventional wisdom holds that job growth attracts people to urban areas. But according to a study in the Journal of Urban Affairs, MSU's Zachary Neal found the opposite to be true. Bringing the people in first "“ specifically, airline passengers traveling on business "“ leads to a fairly...

2010-08-31 13:21:39

A city's size no longer is the key factor in building vibrant local economies, according to a study by a Michigan State University sociologist. Zachary Neal found that although America's largest cities once had the most sophisticated economies, today that honor goes to cities with many connections to other places, regardless of their size. The study was published online Aug. 30 in the research journal City and Community. The rise of commercial aviation, high-speed rail, the Internet and other...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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