Tim Keller: Confirming that Cities Matter / Newsletter – redeemer.com

Every week it seems I read more authors and scholars who are pointing to the increasing importance of cities. The theme in most of these articles is that cities are where the future will be forged. Jim Clifton, CEO and Chairman of Gallup, points to the vast shortfall in new job creation. What is the solution? He writes, “My answer would be… cities…[as] goes the leadership of the top 100 American cities, so goes the country’s economic future.” (Clifton, The Coming Jobs War, p.63 ) The journal Foreign Policy did a special issue on cities near the end of 2010. The lead article announced, “The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city. In an age that appears increasingly unmanageable, cities rather than states are becoming the islands of governance on which the future world order will be built.” (Parag Khanna, “Beyond City Limits,” Foreign Policy, Sept/Oct 2010.)

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