07 Nov '11, 11am

The creative genius of Occupy Wall Street via @grist

The creative genius of Occupy Wall Street via @grist

Photo: Paul Stein What are cities for, anyway? There are as many answers as there are people who love (or hate) cities. They are engines for economic growth, if you ask economist Ed Glaeser . They are breeding grounds for human innovation, if you ask physicist Geoffrey West . If you're a dictator or a despot -- or a Wall Street fat cat -- you might worry about their tendency to harbor radicalism and social unrest. Fundamentally, cities exist to serve and facilitate the fulfillment of human needs -- physiological, social, and intellectual -- and when those needs are unmet, they are often the first places to react. They are the places where human change is accelerated. And that's why they are the center of the Occupy Wall Street movement. As Matt Yglesias wrote on the Atlantic Cities site a couple of weeks ago, "Nobody wants to occupy the strip mall or the office park or the...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-11-07-the-creative-geniu...

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