City-Dwellers of the World, Unite!

I have an essay in the June issue of Poder magazine, wondering whether city-dwellers "could be the defining political force of the 21st century":

More than half the world’s population now lives in a city, and cities provide most the creativity behind the economic growth upon which the rest of the world relies. University of Toronto urbanist Richard Florida calculates that just 40 global megaregions are responsible for two-thirds of the world’s entire output. And yet cities inevitably, consistently, and dispiritingly punch below their weight politically…

Please read the whole thing.

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