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ESTADO SOCIAL

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Uma luz para as cidades (A Light Unto Cities, Joseph E. Stiglitz)

10.05.14

 

A Light Unto Cities, Joseph E. Stiglitz

 

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«livable cities are not enough. We need to create urban areas in which individuals can flourish and innovate. It is no accident that the Enlightenment – which led in turn to the fastest and largest increases in living standards in human history – unfolded in cities. New thinking is a natural consequence of high population density, provided the right conditions are met – conditions that include public spaces in which people can interact and culture can thrive, and a democratic ethos that welcomes and encourages public participation» J.E.S.