Monday, January 08, 2007

Winning Cities

[8 January 2007 - WBUR - On Point] In the sweep of history, great cities come and go from their golden heights. Vienna, Florence, Athens -- all once crown jewels, now storied and fine but second tier, maybe third. In the 21st century, a new pack of contenders are jostling for the "hot city" crown. New York and London are still very much in the race but Paris is dropping back and Shanghai and the boom cities of India are pushing up. In a global economy, board meetings and banks and the most fabulous boardwalks can be anywhere the action is. Exploding cities are competing to be both sizzling and sustainable. This hour On Point: we'll go to Shanghai, London and urban America to look at winning cities in a new century. More

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