Cities Are Good for You
The Genius of the Metropolis
NPR stories about Cities Are Good for You
The idea that humanity's future is an urban one is becoming a common theme. So is the idea that as the population grows and the climate changes, the best hope we have for a livable future is to design our cities well. Leo Hollis is not breaking new ground so much as reporting on the talk among many mayors, city planners, architects and sociologists these days.
A chapter on technological approaches to urban conundrums is titled "Maximum City," an unspecified echo of Suketu Mehta's 2005