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Edward Glaeser, the Harvard Professor and author of the book, “Triumph Of The City” calls the city “mankind’s greatest invention”.

Human progress happens as a result of what Matt Ridley calls, “Ideas having sex”. And cities are where ideas seem to do the most copulating.

All those people from different backgrounds, living on top of each other, bumping into each other all day long, life becoming one huge mashup.

In gapingvoid’s day job of helping companies think more about creativity and innovation, the research we do these days is making us spend a lot  more time reading up on cities, urban planning, architecture, innovation clusters etc. and how they all will evolve over the next half century. It’s a growing trend I’m noticing more and more.

Talent wants to mate with other talent, literally and metaphorically. That’s why young people head for the big city the minute they finish their studies. They want to get action, by being part of the action, and vice-versa.

So when you think of cities, from now on, don’t just think about bar, restaurants, apartments, offices, museums and shopping. Think of them as crucibles of ideas, think of them as one big ol’ ideas orgy.

Talent Makes The City

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