A new geography for an old problem

by September 16, 2010

With ever-increasing numbers of human beings choosing or being pushed by economics to leave low-density rural areas for life in high-density cities, we would be wise to devote at least a small proportion of our personal and collective resources to figuring out how we can make our cities better. An excellent place to start is the website New Geography, published by a team of American urban affairs experts and consultants; it offers articles on topics as epic as the decline of class mobility in New York, Tokyo, and London, and as pragmatic as the evolving economics of metropolitan Des Moines.