The Rise of the Megacity

Large cities in poorly and misgoverned lands have problems dis- tinct from those in more affluent, better-institutionalized democracies. The denizens of the latter fail to appreciate what ails those of the former even as they produce “wasteful waste” of their own.

Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 5 | Published on: April 12, 2013

Douglas Rae is Richard Ely Professor at the Yale School of Management and author of City: Urbanism and Its End (Yale University Press, 2003). He is currently finishing a book titled Capitalism & Other Good Things.

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