I’ve written about cities before:

And then this great gif popped up in my inbox this morning (it came from here):

A map of the US, reshaped to reflect the size (GDP) of local economies (ie. cities)

Sadly, I couldn’t find one of these as a world map. But this is somewhat similar:


Especially when you compare that to these global-city-maps from McKinsey:

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Also, these:

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And I can’t help but think that the urban crowd need to focus less on the state of their nation, and more on the state of their city.

Because it’s probably more important, in the grand scheme of things.


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