Edward Glaeser, 24 March 2017

Megacities offer at the same time opportunities and challenges. In this video, Edward Glaeser outlines five lessons for policy makers to implement effective urban policies. This video was recorded at the International Growth Centre in March 2017.

Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, 12 March 2011

Are the world’s megacities becoming a sprawling, overfed, and uncontrollable mass that needs to be restrained for the good of society and the environment? This column suggests that policies aimed at reducing the dispersion in city sizes will hardly improve the wellbeing of the people who live there. If anything, in some developing countries, such as China, large cities may actually be too small.

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