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The ‘Robert Moses Effect’ on the entrepreneurial ecosystem

The ‘Robert Moses Effect’ on the entrepreneurial ecosystem

We all know about Robert Moses’ rule over New York City from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, but how has his approach to urban development impacted the way in which our entrepreneurial ecosystem? From the Business Insider:

Adding highways meant adding traffic–more than ever before. We’re seeing the same thing happen within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As you build more infrastructure to support entrepreneurship, more people become entrepreneurs.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.