The Problem With Megacities

MegacitiesBy Joel Kotkin – Megacities in developing countries should be seen for what they are: a tragic replaying of the worst aspects of the mass urbanization that occurred previously in the West. They play to the nostalgic tendency among urbanists to look back with fondness on the crowded cities of early 20th Century North America and Europe.

Unfortunately such places were often not so nice for the people who actually lived in them.

Founder of Action for the City, Giang Dang:

“The city is already becoming unlivable. More people, more high-rises will not make it better.”


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