Human progress, to a large degree, has depended on the continual expansion of social networks, which enable faster sharing and shaping of ideas. And humanity’s greatest social innovation remains the city.
Urban networks depend on increasing interaction and collaboration...and it pays off. This article details the correlation between population size of a city and the earning potential of it's citizens.
*UPDATE May 10th: Here's a video interview that I did this morning for MSNBC : http://on.msnbc.com/juqWHz ---------- I shot this timelapse montage from late 2010 through early 2011. One year in the making.
With the intention of showing the duality between city and nature the timelapse, Dominic Boudreault created a beautiful montage of the urban landscape that is a thought-provoking piece. Locations include Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, New York and Chicago.
We're often told that Detroit has been abandoned—but the metro area is stable, and addressing sprawl is still a challenge...
Population size and physical size...not always as correlated as one might assume in this age of urban sprawl. This details some of the difficulties in revitalizing abandoned sections of a city when the economic motive to expand outward is so easy.