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Cities are Centers of Innovation

This is not directly related to education, but I’m reposting because it’s so fascinating to think about how innovation happens (and it’s by an MIT researcher.)  Hope you’ll enjoy!

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The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation | The Atlantic Cities

It’s obvious from human history that people have long found unique value in living and working in cities, even if for reasons they couldn’t quite articulate. Put people together, and opportunities and ideas and wealth seem to grow at a more powerful rate than a simple sum of all our numbers. This has been intuitively true for centuries of city-dwellers.

“What people didn’t know,” says MIT researcher Wei Pan, “is why.”

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