The Economic Forces Behind Urbanization

This podcast from The Guardian explores why cities have grown in population and what economic forces are behind this shift.

"The trend towards urban living in the developed and developing world is set to continue so in this week's podcast we look at the reasons behind this migration and ask whether city life can be made better and more productive."

The discussion features Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, the Guardian's architecture critic and author Jonathan Glancey, and environment editor John Vidal.

Full Story: The Business podcast: The growth of modern cities


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