What makes cities successful? It’s a question we ask every week here on Smart City. And this week we have two authorities from the University of Chicago to address that topic – one with a very local view and the other with a global outlook.
Sean Safford has studied the decline of Rust Belt cities and found that particular kinds of social networks were key to a city’s ability to renew.
Saskia Sassen has studied global cities and concluded that corporate headquarters are less important to a city than are globe-trotting consultants.
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