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Why Cities Are Smarter

By Lance Hosey

Urbanization is happening rapidly. Is this good or bad?

“I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man.”

Thomas Jefferson was not a fan of cities, and neither were some of this country’s greatest thinkers, including Emerson, Thoreau, Henry James, and Frank Lloyd Wright, who called the American city “a parasite of the spirit.” More recently, commentator George Will has gone so far as to call urbanization a liberal plot to rob people of their freedom. Globally today, for the first time ever, more people live in cities than anywhere else, and …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green