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I can be reached by phone at 517-432-1811, or by email at (better).

Media inquries and requests for interviews can also be directed to Andy Henion, MSU Communications Manager, at 517-355-3294 or

Articles written for a general audience –
Smart Connections
RSA Journal, Spring 2013

Brookings Institution Blog Posts –
How much would London benefit from a Heathrow expansion? (December 10, 2015)

Mixing business and pleasure: The problem with city travel rankings (June 29, 2015)

Selected Media Coverage, Interviews, and Public Lectures –

The Missing Link Between Diversity and Community
Richard Florida, Atlantic Citylab (November 4, 2015)

7Q Interview
Joyce Brown (October 20, 2015)

Reddit AMA
Reddit (August 6, 2015)

Gentrification and Neighborhood Change (audio)
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU (Washington DC NPR affiliate; February 10, 2014)

Coverage of "The (In)compatibility of Diversity and Sense of Community"

Combinatie van integratie en sociale cohesie is een utopie (Dutch)
Express (December 2, 2013)

It's the end of the world as we know it
John Sakamoto, Toronto Star E5 (November 30, 2013)

MSU study asks if diverse and cohesive communities are possible (audio)

Mark Bashore, Current State on WKAR (November 21, 2013)

Diverse and Socially Cohesive Communities Are Not Possible
Stephen Adkins, University Herald (November 21, 2013)

Can a Diverse Community Be a Cohesive One?
Elizabeth Lefebve, U.S. Catholic (November 21, 2013)
Forskning: Mångfald skadar samhället (Swedish)
Fria Tider (November 20, 2013)

Pułapka różnorodności (Polish)
Grzegorz Jasiński, Fakty (November 20, 2013)

Working Towards a 'Better World' May Be a Lost Cause
Samantha Goodwin, Headlines and Global News (November 20, 2013)

The Paradox of Diverse Communities
Richard Florida, Atlantic Cities (November 19, 2013)

Are diverse, friendly neighborhoods possible?
Sarah Cweik, Michigan Radio (November 19, 2013)

Are Diverse Communities Possible?  (video)
Matthew Taylor, Royal Society for the Arts (May 13, 2013)

State Gives Money for Consolidation
William F. Ast III, The Herald-Palladium (February 17, 2013)

Demand for High-End Digs
Lindsay VanHulle, Lansing State Journal (January 20, 2013)

Communities Aren't Places, They're Social Networks
Richard Florida, The Atlantic Cities (October 2012)

Public Schools and their Benefit to the Whole Community (audio)
WQHH Power Perspectives (March 4, 2012)

Good Schools, Good Towns
Neal Rubin, Detroit News (February 27, 2012)

Public Schools Good for People Without Kids, Too
Emily Badger, Pacific Standard (February 22, 2012)

Six Degrees of Separation Less for MSU Community Members
Stephen Brooks, The State News (October 6, 2011)

The Number of Business Travelers to a City is a Trigger for Job Growth (audio)
Mark Bashore, WKAR (East Lansing NPR affiliate; February 1, 2011)

How to Create More Jobs: A New Study Weighs In
Jessica Stillman, CBS Moneywatch (January 26, 2011)

For Vibrant Economy, Transportation Networks Matter More than City Size
Christina Sherwood, SmartPlanet (September 21, 2010)

Recruited to Lansing and Loving It
Gabrielle Johnson, Capital Gains (June 9, 2010)