Undervalued City Economics
Edward Glaeser Keynotes - The Edward Glaeser speeches educate audiences about the relationship between economics and social...
As he explains in this speech, American cities have been played down as ugly stepchildren. As social species, we are more biologically likely to thrive in an urban atmosphere because of the human ability to work together. However, there is this constant message that living in a suburban or rural area is more virtuous than living in a city. America has fetishized home ownership, and left inner city schooling underdeveloped. Meanwhile, the cultural life of cities is enthralling and has the potential to foster creative thinkers and effective educational experiences.