From centres of antiquity like Athens or Rome to modern metropolises like New York or Shanghai, cities throughout history have been the epicentres of our greatest achievements.
Now, for the first time, more than half of humanity lives in cities, which are growing at a rate never seen before. The visionary Oxford professor Ian Goldin follows Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World with Age of the City: Why our Future will be Won or Lost Together.
Buy a copy of Age of the City by Ian Goldin.
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Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, a world-leading group of over 300 experts from across Oxford University tackling the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Previously Ian was economic advisor to President Mandela and then Vice President and Policy Head for the World Bank. He has been a keynote speaker at successive Davos and TED events, presented the BBC Series After the Crash and The Pandemic that Changed the World, and is the author of 22 books.