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James Chan's Reinvention Keynote Discusses the Lack of National Borders

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published: Jul 12, 2012 • References: vimeo
In this reinvention keynote, native Singaporean and venture capitalist James Chan discusses how policies can help create successful cities. The age of the nation has passed and now the age of cities is upon us. The flow of power and money into cities is continually increasing so they can command their own futures. There is the possibility for cities to magnify humanity's strength, yet as people continually aggregate in cities, urban density increases there are many lingering problems.

Chan demonstrates how the policies used in the Singapore deal with problems related to water shortage, water pollution, racial riots and lack of jobs to turn a developing city into a developed city. Education helps enable social mobility allowing for the best and brightest to step forward.