Aaron Renn is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor for City Journal. His blog is Urbanophile.com.
While coastal cites attract talent from around the nation and world, Midwestern cities remain parochial.
The global destination cities remain incomplete if they can't support middle-class families.
Despite the billions spent on the Kennedy-Lincoln bridge expansions, traffic has actually declined.
Despite a larger bureaucracy, the metro still has corruption, fragmentation, high taxes, concentrated poverty, and fiscal distress.