Urban Transformation

On our radar: Country versus the city

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Adrian Monck
Managing Director, World Economic Forum Geneva
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Much of the narrative around the American presidential election revolved around a "country versus city" conflict. In this podcast, Adrian Monck says the real conflict is not between the country and the city, but between the cities we have now, and the cities we will need in the future.

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On Our Radar this week draws from three articles:

  • A Vox piece on rural resentment, by Professor Katherine J. Cramer of Wisconsin University
  • The Great Urbanisation, by Dimitri Zenghelis and Nicholas Stern
  • A news story on the pollution-driven shutdown of schools in Tehran
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