Being 'Cool' Won't Save Your City

Joel Kotkin traces a shift in the role of cities.
July 6, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"What we are seeing is more like a subtle shift in the role of cities: from the commanding centers of global civilization to (at least in the advanced countries) a more peripheral function...As long as the leaders indulge their fantasies about being "hip" and neglect a firmer foundation, their cities will become little more than theme parks for the affluent -- and symbols of lost opportunity for everyone else."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 in Joel Kotkin
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