The (Free) City Solution!
National Geographic has an excellent article on why cities are the best solution to humanity’s problems. The ‘slums’ of Mumbai are signs of progress and growth, not poverty. Urban life makes everyone greener, smarter, and richer.
Funny enough, the author suggests that the problems of rapid urbanization in developing countries are not troubles of cities themselves, but problems of institutions:
“I meet African mayors who tell me, ‘There are too many people moving here!’ I tell them, ‘No, the problem is your inability to govern them.'”
Amen to that!