Karen Rosenkranz Documents Migration from Urban Centers to Small Towns in “City Quitters”

22 stories seek to explain why people flee energetic habitats for sparser spaces

Migrating from New York City (with a population just over 8.6 million) to Hudson, New York (just under 6,300) could prove shocking for many, let alone someone that feeds off the chaos and cultural collisions found within big cities. But, as author Karen Rosenkranz presents in her new book, City Quitters, more and more people are mustering up the courage to move on from megacities …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A kaleidoscopic church installation, edible beer packaging, and how Venmo is making you stingy in this week's look at the web

1. The Most Important Era of Innovation A recent article in The New York Times asks, “What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation?” It’s a difficult question to answer—if there even is an answer—as everything from plumbing to airplanes, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and smartphones have shaped the evolution of American life. Instead, The Times surfaces some of the most notable inventions and ground-breaking ideas of …

Sweden is Completely Relocating One of Its Cities

Sweden is currently in the process of relocating its northern city of Kiruna about two miles to the east, taking its 20,000-person population with it. While the undertaking sounds like it would be filled with controversy, criticism and rejection, pretty much everyone is on board. The city is slowly sinking due to the iron mines below it, so the government recently broke ground on a …