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California Forever: a Bibliography

My sources for the article "Big Tech's Urban Hero." If you want one and hit a paywall, send me a note and I'll see what I can do. I didn't include much journalistic coverage; this is the deep academic and research work. Also more books this time. 

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Ahir, Hites, and Prakash Loungani. “Global House Prices: Trends and Cycles.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Oxford University Press, 2020,

Barkai, Simcha. “Declining Labor and Capital Shares.” The Journal of Finance, vol. 75, no. 5, Oct. 2020, pp. 2421–63,


Bayoumi, Tamim, and Jelle Barkema. Stranded! How Rising Inequality Suppressed US Migration and Hurt Those “Left Behind.” WP/19/122, International Monetary Fund, 3 June 2019,


Carr, Constance, and Markus Hesse. “Technocratic Urban Development: Large Digital Corporations as Power Brokers of the Digital Age.” Planning Theory & Practice, vol. 23, no. 3, May 2022, pp. 476–85,


Christophers, Brett. “Revisiting the Urbanization of Capital.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 101, no. 6, Nov. 2011, pp. 1347–64,


Dao, Mai Chi, et al. Why Is Labor Receiving a Smaller Share of Global Income? Theory and Empirical Evidence. WP/17/169, International Monetary Fund, July 2017.


Duranton, Gilles, and Diego Puga. “The Economics of Urban Density.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 34, no. 3, Aug. 2020, pp. 3–26,


Furman, Jason, and Peter Orszag. “1. A Firm-Level Perspective on the Role of Rents in the Rise in Inequality.” Toward a Just Society, edited by Martin Guzman, Columbia University Press, 2018, pp. 19–47,


Glaeser, Edward, and Joseph Gyourko. “The Economic Implications of Housing Supply.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 32, no. 1, Feb. 2018, pp. 3–30,


Harvey, David. “The Urbanization of Capital.” The Urbanization of Capital: Studies in the History and Theory of Capitalist Urbanization, Blackwell, 1985, pp. 17–58.


Horowitz, Alex, et al. “How Housing Costs Drive Levels of Homelessness.” Pew Charitable Trusts, 22 Aug. 2023,


Howard, Ebenezer. Garden Cities of To-Morrow. Edited by F.J. Osborn, MIT Press, 1965.


Hsieh, Chang-Tai, and Enrico Moretti. “Housing Constraints and Spatial Misallocation.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, vol. 11, no. 2, Apr. 2019, pp. 1–39,


Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. Oxford University Press, 1985.


Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Vintage Books, 1961.


Kehrig, Matthias, and Nicolas Vincent. The Micro-Level Anatomy of the Labor Share Decline. w25275, National Bureau of Economic Research, Nov. 2018, p. w25275,


Knoll, Katharina, et al. No Price Like Home: Global House Prices, 1870-2012. 5006, Center for Economic Studies and Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Oct. 2014,


Longstreth, Richard. City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950. MIT Press, 1998.


---. The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941. MIT Press, 1999.


Maclennan, Duncan, and Julie Miao. “Housing and Capital in the 21st Century.” Housing, Theory and Society, vol. 34, no. 2, Apr. 2017, pp. 127–45,


Muellbauer, John. “How Does the Housing Market Affect Wealth Inequality?” Economics Observatory, 28 Feb. 2023,


Muellbauer, John, and Anthony Murphy. “Housing Markets and the Economy: The Assessment.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 24, no. 1, Mar. 2008, pp. 1–33,


Mumford, Lewis. The City in History. Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1961.


Oatman-Stanford, Hunter. “Demolishing the California Dream: How San Francisco Planned Its Own Housing Crisis.” Collectors Weekly, 21 Sept. 2018,


RHJ Editorial Collective. “Covid-19 and Housing Struggles: The (Re)Makings of Austerity, Disaster Capitalism, and the No Return to Normal.” Radical Housing Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, May 2020, pp. 9–28,


Rodger, Richard. “Property and Inequality: Housing Dynamics in a Nineteenth‐century City.” The Economic History Review, vol. 75, no. 4, Nov. 2022, pp. 1151–81,


Rogers, Adam. “I Looked at the Plans for the New City Proposed by Silicon Valley Elites. They’re Really Terrible.” Insider, 29 Sept. 2023,


---. “San Francisco’s ‘Doom Loop’ Is a Warning for Every American City. Here’s How We Can Fix It — Before It’s Too Late.” Business Insider, 16 July 2023,


Rognlie, Matthew. “Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share: Accumulation or Scarcity?” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, vol. 2015, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1–69,


Sadowski, Jathan. “Who Owns the Future City? Phases of Technological Urbanism and Shifts in Sovereignty.” Urban Studies, vol. 58, no. 8, June 2021, pp. 1732–44,


Soaita, Adriana Mihaela, et al. “The Social and Economic Consequences of Housing Wealth Inequalities.” Housing Finance International, winter, 2020, pp. 27–35,


Sumagaysay, Levi, and Ben Christopher. “Tech-Billionaire Promises for a New City, from Roads to Water, Are Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars — If They’re Binding.” CalMatters, Feb. 22, 2024,


Wegmann, Jake. “Death to Single-Family Zoning…and New Life to the Missing Middle.” Journal of the American Planning Association, vol. 86, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 113–19,


Whyte, William. City: Rediscovering the Center. Anchor Books, 1988.


Yang, Joshua S. “The Anti-Chinese Cubic Air Ordinance.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 99, no. 3, Mar. 2009, pp. 440–440,


Yrigoy, Ismael. “Unpacking Capital Switching: Value, Rentierism and Displacement in Absolute and Relative Forms of Switching.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 47, no. 6, Nov. 2023, pp. 940–56,

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