Richard Florida
by Richard Florida
Wed Jul 30th 2008 at 2:03pm UTC

Glaeser on Cities

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Harvard urban economist Ed Glaeser on Saturday, as part of a special section on regional economic development.

One of the great ironies is that the impact of the flattening world has not been to empower decentralized rural land, but to strengthen the cities in China and India and elsewhere that are gateways between those countries and the West. It’s deeply wise for the Chinese to be pro-urban in terms of development. They’re creating space for ideas and human capital to be developed.

Great going El Paso, one of our very first CCLP communities, which made the Journal’s seven success stories.

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