5 Reasons to Move to the City (ASAP)

Kevin Roose wonders whether "choosing to live outside a major city is tantamount to opting to live in the past."
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According to Roose, "new research shows that cities are much more likely to benefit from today's massive wave of consumer tech investment — think delivery drones, self-driving cars, and green-energy innovations. The fact that many of these technologies are being developed and deployed first in densely populated urban zones, rather than in the countryside, means that in the future, cities are going to pull further away from rural and suburban areas economically, and carry a much higher quality-of-life premium than smaller towns."

For the "5 Reasons Cities are Getting Better, and Everywhere Else is Getting Worse" sold provocatively by the article's title, Roose cites the report on innovation districts released by the Brookings Institution earlier this week. Among the five reasons are physical assets are density as service.

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