City Lab Article summarizing recent findings by Richard Florida

According to Richard Florida, a leading urban researcher and senior editor at The Atlantic, “new urban luddites,” his stronger term for NIMBYs, are damaging the sustainability and vitality of major cities. As noted in his recently published book, The New Urban Crisis, opposition to expanding residential housing in cities is hurting them. “By limiting density and clustering, NIMBYs hold back the urban innovation that powers growth.”