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What’s causing the donut effect and how can cities manage?

Large metro areas in the US have lost up to 15% of population and businesses from their city business districts since the pandemic. Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom looks at the causes and what city policymakers can do.

Supreme Court’s FCRA Standing Ruling Critiqued

In “Standing and Privacy Harms: A Critique of TransUnion v. Ramirez,” TAP scholars Danielle Citron and Daniel Solove assess a Supreme Court ruling limiting consumers’ standing to sue under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, concluding that the Court’s standing doctrine nullifies Congressional intent to protect consumers.

What Should Freedom of the Press Mean Today?

In "Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear", communications professor Mike Ananny places debates about the obligations of social media to the public and the democratic process in historical context, proposing that freedom of the press be redefined to include a public right to hear.

Taking a Worldwide Perspective on AI

In “Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence,” TAP scholar Kate Crawford surveys the effect of AI technologies on the environment, workers, and civic life, and calls for researchers to consider the carbon footprint of AI and workers’ wellbeing.

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Nicholas Bloom explains the “donut effect” and policy concerns for cities

Posted on December 3, 2021
Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom examines the pandemic-triggered migration away from large city centers (the donut effect) and the long-term challenges for city policymakers.

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