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It’s a miracle it’s still here. Jordan Michelman

It feels like each day we grow closer to losing the meaning of cities. That feeling, equal parts nature and nurture, that draws us together to live in tight conurbations and build culture. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser calls this the “agglomeration economy,” the idea that we become more productive when “cast into the maelstrom of activity.” In practice, it feels like some deeper thing inside us that says, you know what? Give me a city, take me there, make me part of someplace bigger.

You’ve been here, so you know that the past couple of years has wounded that citified urge.

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