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))
Chicago is demolishing the public housing projects and moving residents to mixed-income neighborhoods. But there won’t be room for everyone, and a new home may not mean an escape from poverty.