April 5, 2011
World's Megacities Facing Daunting Future
Joel Kotkin, Megacities
The triumphalism surrounding the slums and megacities frankly disturbs me. It is, of course, right to celebrate the amazing resilience of residents living in these cities’ massive slums. But many of the megacity boosters miss a more important point: that the proliferation of these sorts of communities may not be desirable or even necessary.
TAGGED: United States, Japan, New York, Tokyo, Hanoi