From the December issue: The real estate business has been analyzed from almost every imaginable angle, from the financial and the aesthetic to the psychological and the sociological. But rarely, if ever, has anyone seen fit to approach the industry from the viewpoint of evolutionary anthropology.
Indeed, anthropology is, probably after chemistry, the last thing we think of with regard to real estate. And yet, how relevant it is to the development of Roosevelt Island, which — if Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way — may soon be home to a massive new campus affiliated with either Stanford University or Cornell University. [more]