[Originally posted by The Guardian.]
Conventional wisdom says that if you want to make your mark and work with creative and innovative people, a city is the place to be. All those people concentrated in one location means unbeatable potential for finding friends, customers, connections, work opportunities, culture and entertainment. Cities are the places for hatching the hottest developments in fashion, finance, culture, commerce, media, technology and sports. No wonder more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. City lovers and fortune seekers can take their pick from more than 530 metropolitan areas around the world that have 1 million-plus inhabitants.
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