Agglomeration, continued

More items of note on agglomeration:

From City Journal, the “Seven Pillars of Agglomeration.”

Economies of scale in production
Economies of scale in trade and transportation
Falling transportation and communication costs
Proximity with other firms in the same industry
Advantages of diversity
The quest for the center (of the industry)
Buzz and bright lights

And, from The New Republic‘s Avenue blog, a visualization of

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