In defense of proximity: Cities are machines for creating citizens

“Great cities are obnoxious, but they are normally big contributors to national budgets. And the trick they perform for their countries is not just economic. Cities are where people learn to live in a modern, open society. They are machines for creating citizens.”

Via The Economist https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/06/11/great-cities-after-the-pandemic

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