Two big surveys of the world’s ‘most livable cities’ include almost no American cities. We’ll ask why, and what’s ‘livable’ now.
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Improvements in transportation and communication technologies have led some to predict the death of distance, and with that, the death of the city. In this lecture Professor Ed Glaeser will argue that these improvements have actually been good for idea-producing cities at the same time as they have been devastating for goods-producing places. What, then, does the future hold for our cities?
Speaker: Professor Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard, and Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston; Chair: Howard Davies
(Nov 13, 2008 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Do we need to become a country of "trains, trees, and towers?" Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) and author of the new book A Country of Cities: A Manifest for an Urban America, discusses why he thinks "density is destiny", and how cities can solve the world’s major problems.
Oh, city living. The crush of people, the crowd of buildings, the empty lots, the garbage-strewn slums. More than half of us will be living urban by 2050. How will we manage? An Urban Future; City as Organism?; Sustainable Urbanism?; City Rules; The State of Cities; Innovative Urbanites; Guide to the Urban Age; Seeing Cities.