Our (future) cities, our (future) selves

(Urban, wealth, education, ageing; Songs of the city: The Specials; Marvin Gaye; Randy Crawford)

We humans have embarked an on an unprecedented quadruple experiment – one affecting just about everyone on the planet. And, remarkably, excluding academia and some rarefied policy circles, we aren’t really talking about it, or even thinking too hard about it. The four intersecting experiments? We are now an urban-livingincreasingly-educatedageing, and wealthier, species.

Let’s briefly take these points in turn, and then focus on some of them through a brain and behaviour lens…

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Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Writer

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