Joe Cortright is President and principal economist of Impresa, a consulting firm specializing in regional economic analysis, innovation and industry clusters. Over the past two decades he has specialized in urban economies developing the City Vitals framework with CEOs for Cities, and developing the city dividends concept. This article first appeared in City Observatory, a Portland-based think tank that does data-driven analysis of urban issues.
Vancouver is one of the densest cities in North America and yet it had remarkably few cases of coronavirus. So much for the density scapegoat.