Reshaping America’s cities

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Vox policy reporter Jerusalem Demsas talks with the Atlantic’s Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) about how the future of remote work could reshape America’s cities, upend US labor markets, and cause fundamental shifts in where people live. Derek and Jerusalem discuss how it would take only a small percentage of remote workers to impact the urban geography of the US — with complicated implications for electoral politics and the climate.

References:

Jerusalem's Q&A with housing economist Enrico Moretti on the future of remote work: Remote work is overrated. America’s supercities are coming back.

Superstar Cities Are in Trouble [The Atlantic]

How America Lost Its Mojo [The Atlantic]

The Coronavirus is Creating a Huge, Successful Experiment in Working From Home [The Atlantic]

Where Americans Are Moving [Bloomberg]

Could a Heartland visa help struggling regions? [Economic Innovation Group]

Host:

Jerusalem Demsas (@jerusalemdemsas), policy reporter, Vox

Credits:

Sofi LaLonde, producer & engineer

Libby Nelson, editorial adviser

Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts

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