Are Big Cities Past Their Prime?
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
West Coast Land Use and Environmental attorney Jennifer Hernandez was featured on a podcast for Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates. With mega populations, urban hubs have long reigned as the nation's economic, social and cultural capitals. However, big cities have also been the hardest hit by the pandemic. Even more, the pandemic has brought economic and social inequality into sharp focus for the nation's lawmakers. Will megacities keep their magnetism in the wake of Covid-19? Or are their best days behind them?
Arguing in favor of the motion is Ms. Hernandez and Joel Kotkin. Arguing against the motion is Edward Glaeser and Margaret O'Mara. Emmy award-winning journalist John Donvan moderates.