A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

Vishaan Chakrabarti
Recorded: June 17, 2013

In this edited version of his lecture, Vishaan Chakrabarti lays out the background and argument of his new book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. His thesis is that well-designed cities are the key to solving America’s great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs, and decreased social mobility.

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