In a follow-up to the episode Global Cities, Carol Camp Yeakey, founding director of the Center for Urban Research and Public Policy at Washington University, shares her own work and describes some of the interdisciplinary issues that students and practitioners of Urban Studies confront today. Camp Yeakey's ongoing research projects include the forthcoming studies No Place to Be Somebody, about Detroit, and Up From Rust:? The Promise and Peril of Urban Renewal, about neighborhoods in Cleveland, Chicago, and Pittsburgh.
In 1900, only 14% of the world’s population lived in cities. Just over a century later in 2008, the United Nations reported that over half of the world’s population was living in urban environments. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. How has this shift come about, and in what ways will expanding urbanization affect our world? In this series, our experts examine urban economics, the social implications of architecture, the rise of the ancient metropolis, and more. Join us as we take a closer look at the past, present, and future of cities.
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