The blog has been upgraded to http://www.urbanecononline.com ! Keep it in your bookmarks. Thanks for reading.
Essentially moving to an individual domain name allows posting dynamic contents such as interactive maps and graphs. And believe it or not, the copyright on contents posted on wordpress.com belongs to wordpress.
I’ll thus be upgrading previous posts such as the great description of Baltimore’s vacant houses during last year’s riots; and will be including better geographic contents in following posts.