The most important social transformations of the last 250-odd years have been born, anchored and realised in urban areas.
Cities don’t make people poor; they attract poor people. The flow of less advantaged people into cities from Rio to Rotterdam demonstrates urban strength, not weakness.
Edward Glaeser, economist
Simon Rogers, The Guardian, 24 May 2012
UK GDP estimate figures are out today – and you can get the data here when it is announced. But, as governments struggle to measure wellbeing in other ways, it’s useful to look at what then-US Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy said about how this key dataset falls short, from 1968.
To hear Robert Kennedy make this speech in his own voice click here.