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Are Cities The Key To Success In The 21st Century?

Bruce Katz of The Brookings Institution argues that the health and vitality of cities will determine which nations will prosper in this century -- which he has dubbed the 'Urban Age'.

"In an address to a gathering of the Urban Age in New York City, Bruce Katz argues that contrary to popular opinion, the United States exemplifies the world's drive towards urbanization, and that to remain prosperous, the U.S. must recognize the central lesson of the Urban Age: that the ability of the U.S., or any nation, to compete globally and meet the great environmental and social challenges of our time rests largely on the health and vitality of major cities and metropolitan areas."

Thanks to The Brookings Institution

Full Story: A Nation in Transition: What the Urban Age Means for the United States

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