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April 23, 2011 / Omar J. Peters

Reimagining the City

The Globe and Mail is running a great video series called “Reimagining the City” featuring 10 “Leading Thinkers” covering several topics relating to the importance of cities, the problems they face, and solutions.

The planet’s future is urban. More than 80 per cent of Canadians live in the city. And globally, for the first time in history, more people call a city home than a village. For scale, consider that China alone has more than 160 cities with more than one million residents. Or, realize that if you combined Shanghai and Mumbai, you’d nearly have as many people as all of Canada. Teeming with wealth, poverty, congestion, opportunity, beauty and crime, cities are the new centres of power. The new nation states. In this, the third of six Leading Thinkers discussions, we talk to experts about cities − about buildings, communities, immigrants, economies, to find out what ideas need to be injected into our urban spaces.

via Reimagining the City


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