Global Prosperity Wonkcast;
“…just because something is unfamiliar that doesn’t mean it’s inconceivable or it can’t happen…[T]hink more broadly [about] challenges that look intractable — poverty, the environment, green globalization, an urbanization wave of 3 billion people. If we open up our notion of what’s possible then these intractable problems look like real opportunities that could reshape the globe and change history.”
Romer on Charter Cities
Paul Romer’s Bold New Idea for Charter Cities
Why Humanity Loves, and Needs, Cities;
The figure shows the 25 percent correlation between the logarithms of population density and 2008 gross metropolitan product per capita (using 2000 Census population numbers). Per capita productivity increases by 4 percent as population density rises by 50 percent.
But why does productivity rise with density?
A Tale of Many Cities
Cities Do It Better