The past and future of cities

By  | 2017

How do centripetal and centrifugal technologies match and how do they influence the development of cities? 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.



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.