Cities – Slums, sprawl, and skyscrapers (Brookings)

Somik V. LallMathilde Lebrand, and Hogeun Park write: These three words are probably the most used in popular and policy discussions of city development. The squalor of slums, unsustainability of sprawl and sterility of skyscrapers are the proverbial Achilles heel of community leaders and urban planners. They call for livable neighborhoods with a vibrant mix of homes, shops, offices, and local amenities.

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