Contagion, Crime and Congestion: Overcoming the Downsides of Density
Edward Glaeser and Helen Sims
Cities around the world are growing rapidly. But with denser cities comes the increasing prevalence of congested streets, crime and poor sanitation, making them harder to live in. This policy brief by the International Growth Centre suggests that policymakers need to collect better data to assess the full impact of these consequences on health, education and development. Policies should be be designed based on this information, to allow urbanization to be a driver of prosperity and well being.
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