TED Talk by Robert Muggah on The Biggest Risks Facing Cities — and Some Solutions

Robert Muggah, co-lead on the Lind Seminar in Term 2 at UBC, articulates an ancient but resurging idea that cities shouldn’t just be the center of economics; they should also be the foundation of our political lives. Looking around the world, Muggah submits six principles for how we can build more resilient cities. “Cities are where the future happens first. They’re open, creative, dynamic, democratic, cosmopolitan, sexy,” Muggah states. “They’re the perfect antidote to reactionary nationalism.”

Watch his TED Talk here