Category Archives: The power of cities

Where will wealth go in the coming decades?

McKinsey & Company, a global corporate consultant, is worrying that corporations in wealthy nations are going find it hard to compete with companies in emerging countries. McKinsey’s discussion of this issue makes fascinating reading for two reasons: Continue reading

Are cities really that important?

I was asked to blog about the power of cities, one of the topics listed in the Canada’s World discussion guide. Let’s start with a basic question. Much of the argument for the power of cities rests on their position in a global economy, in other words their economic importance. Continue reading