Rebooting the Innovation Agenda | Cities, Inequality, and Migration
Over the next few decades, much of the rapid population growth in the developing world will be concentrated in megacities and urban centers. This reality, along with rapid technology-driven disruptions, will bring about economic stratification within urban communities while reinforcing the divides and inequalities between urban and rural communities. Without adequate investment and the right structural conditions, this widespread rural-to-urban migration will only foster pools of problems such as pandemics, a greater strain on urban infrastructure, and environmental pollution. In this episode, Jessica Brandt (The Brookings Institution) and Sara Lawrence (RTI International) consider the impact of massive migration and urbanization in securing sustainable and equitable innovation-led economic growth.
This is the fifth and final installment of our five-part series on Rebooting the Innovation Agenda. This series has been produced thanks to the generous support from RTI International.