All posts tagged megacities

Greek philosopher Plato thought the ideal polis had 5,000 inhabitants. A city that size is way too small in our times, but that cap on population had a reason: it allowed for participation, so that every citizen could have a measurable contribution to the polis. So how can we achieve this in bigger cities? Read more
As the world urbanises and our lifestyles evolve, cities are getting bigger. And we're not just talking about population sizes. As This Big City kicks off a fortnight of themed posts on Megacities and Microcities, what better way to start than by taking a look at five of the world's 'biggest' cities? Read more