Big city (p)lights? Ft. Robert Buckley, Senior Fellow in International Affairs at The New School
For much of the 20th century, rising levels of urbanization came hand in hand with rising incomes; moving to a big city more often than not meant a ticket to a better life. This still holds true, but not everywhere. The majority of people moving to big cities in the global south may actually see their fortunes worsened. Is urbanization turning from a blessing into a curse? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Robert Buckley, senior fellow in international affairs at The New School in New York. The interview was held during the 19th International Academic Conference at the Higher School of Economics.