Richard Shearmur

Richard Shearmur is director of the School of Urban Planning, McGill University. He has published extensively on the geography of innovation and on location in the urban economy.

Why We Should Stop Conflating Cities With Innovation and Creativity

The language we use to discuss innovation and creativity has such a pro-urban bias that we’ve forgotten these qualities flourish outside of cities, too.

A photo of the Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue.

Work Habits Are Changing: Cities Need to Keep Up

What does work sprawl mean for urban planning?