Can cities save democracy?
We are under threat from dark forces. Who can save our democracy – the city or the state. Eric Corijn, professor of Cultural Philosophy, founder of Cosmopolis and advisory board member of the Global Parliament of Mayors explains why it is in cities that the battle of democracy will be won or lost. Cities are closer to citizens and in many places you see the world in one city. It is here that the challenges and opportunities of diversity can best be addressed once the many unheard voices can come to the fore once we think, plan and act differently. That potential civic energy needs to be unleashed and that will require new ways of decision making and thankfully many examples exist.