Beyond City Limits

An excellent article by Foreign Policy on the growth of the city and its emerging role in the international arena.  The article begs a few questions which are worth discussing:

-Is the city eclipsing the nation-state?

– According to Professor Richard Wilkinson of the University of Nottingham, inequality is a trigger for violence. As mega cities are home to incredible income disparity, how will the continued growth of cities affect the state of violence in the world?

-Will NGOs begin to shift in focus from rural to urban? How will their structure and methods of implementation be affected?

What are your thoughts?

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3 Responses to Beyond City Limits

  1. Brendan says:

    I don’t know if it will eclipse the nation-state, nor do I think that the world should be viewed through a singular lens. Nations, regions, cities, and interstate entities (corps, NGOs, etc) will all have a part to play in the future.

  2. this post is very usefull thx!

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