An Evolutionary Shift? The City Dominates for the 1st Time in Human History

Alyssopolis If you agree as I do with urban-authority Jane Jacobs that the city is more important to the human species than the nation-state, you'll enjoy Economist writer-at-large, Johnny Grimond, who argues in print and in an audio interview that today the majority of the people on our planet will live in cities for the first time in history, and that going forward, human history will become urban history: homo sapiens has evolved into homo urbanus.

The backstory for this profound if not evolutionary shift in human behavior is that fact even in 1800 only 3% of the world's population lived in cities.

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