Edward Glaeser: “Technology has the power to improve our quality”

By  | 2017

Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser argues that technology alone will not suffice to improve cities, since innovation comes from human connection. Only by using these technologies and innovation smartly will life conditions for cities all around the world progress.

How do centripetal and centrifugal technologies match and how do they influence the development of cities? Centripetal technologies bring us together and centrifical technologies. The history of cities is a dance between the two technologies. In this interview, Glaeser agrees that centripetal dominate nowadays, since we see a rise of cities where idea creation, innovation and connection are relevant assets. We are social spieces that get smart being around smart citizens

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Edward Glaeser is an urban economist and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Author of Triumph of the City, a book in which he argues that cities are humanity's greatest invention and offers evidence of them being greener and healthier than suburban or rural environments.