David Rubens

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Lagos and lessons for megacity management in the 21st century-1

The status of the city as the highest form of human social organisation has been an idea, and an ideal, which has maintained pre-eminence since at least the time of the Greeks. Cities are not only drivers of economic growth and development, they create a framework that drives progress in all aspects of cultural, intellectual and social activity.

It is perhaps both a symptom and a cause of a modern global malaise that not only is the role and function of cities being questioned, but the viability of their very continued existence. Like anything in nature that aspires to gargantuatism, cities have moved beyond the bounds whereby the structures and frameworks that first allowed them to prosper and thrive can continue to support the monsters that they have become.…  Seguir leyendo »