The 21st Century Economy Will Be Urban, High Tech, and Green – Alex Steffen – Harvard Business Review

Cities rose in the beginning of last century to consolidate resources and increase opportunity – according to this article, they’ll rise again in the coming decades for the same reason as the world goes post-automobile.

What impact will this have on education?

I see a shift away from “everyone jump on the school bus in the suburbs and ride to our park-like campus” that is prevalent in the US, but NOT a return to neighborhood, urban schools. As education shifts away from suburbs, the hole will be filled online in virtual schools – some “local,” others distant.

The 21st Century Economy Will Be Urban, High Tech, and Green – Alex Steffen – Harvard Business Review.

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