In his new book The Ordinary Virtues, the writer and politician Michael Ignatieff reveals the “moral operating systems” that keep cities together.
Despite fears of declining social capital and lack of faith in civic institutions, the “new trust economy” is thriving in urban areas.
In an era of geopolitical turbulence, urban leaders will have to demand representation at international institutions—or take more radical action.
For those who care about combating climate change, keeping the country safe for immigrants, and prioritizing LGBT and other human rights issues, it might now be time for mayors to take up the fight.
If the international community is going to address the global challenges it so often speaks of, it must learn how to better work with and harness cities.