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Cities: A Special Issue

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By 2050, 66 per cent of the world’s population will live in metro areas. That rapid urbanization has made cities a focus of active experimentation and intellectual energy. In this special report, we look at the role urban universities play – for better and worse – in their communities, new insights into the history and future of cities, and the barriers that get in the way of good research.

  • CITIES

    When Universities Swallow Cities

    Is it in the public interest to have giant urban campuses freeload off their neighbors’ taxes?
  • CITIES

    How the Government Segregated America

    A new book recounts the forgotten history of housing discrimination.
  • CITIES

    The New Urban Science

    Big data and big dollars are transforming the field. But scholars are struggling to keep up.
  • CITIES

    A Fragile Urban Consensus

    Economists and sociologists finally agree: Where people live matters. Now comes the hard part.
  • The Review

    Power to the Cities

    Cities birthed democracy. They must reassert themselves to preserve it, argues the late Benjamin Barber in his final book.
  • Cities

    The Neighborhood University

    Five scholars on what their universities owe their local communities.