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82 - Edward Glaeser: Why we should love cities

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In Betrouwbare Bronnen episode 82 Jaap Jansen en PG Kroeger have a conversation with economist Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp professor at Harvard University, specialised in the economy of cities. “Globalisation and new technologies have radically increased the returns to being smart", Glaeser says. "We are social species that get smart by being around other smart people. Face to face contact is still highly relevant, so cities are. On our own we are puny creatures. Collectively, we do miraculous things. Cities are machines for enabling us t…


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