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The Future of Big Cities after COVID-19

Posted January 4, 2021, Length: 14:52

What’s the path forward for large cities once COVID-19 is controlled? Will workers and residents come back downtown? Will riders return to mass transit systems? How can we sustain them until then? Will the demand for private and public infrastructure rebound to attract investment and growth? Where will the money come from?

To get some answers, we talk with Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, an expert on cities and the values they bring. In his 2011 book, Triumph of the City, he describes big cities around the world as hubs for opportunity and innovation.

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Descriptions of photos at top of page, from left to right:
Bayonne Bridge, from Bayonne, NJ to Staten Island, NY; the Tom Moreland Interchange in Atlanta, GA; Dworshak Dam, in Clearwater County, ID; a transmission substation in Orem, UT.
All photos courtesy of Wikipedia.