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Overview--The Urban Imperative: Toward Shared Prosperity. Edward Glaeser, May 1, 2014, Paper. "Urbanization is undoubtedly a key driver of development--cities provide the national platform for prosperity, job creation, and poverty reduction. But urbanization also poses enormous challenges that one is familiar with: congestion, air pollution, social divisions, crime, the breakdown of public services and infrastructure, and the slums that one billion urban resident's call home. Urbanization is perhaps the single most important question in development today. It is clear that cities have not performed as well as can be expected in their transformative..." Link