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Diversity in cities: does it have to be uniform?

Diversity in cities: does it have to be uniform?

Diversity is a key advantage of living in cities but so also is the opportunity for like-minded people to choose to live close to each other. Successful cities offer both possibilities

What’s good (and bad) about greater diversity?

What’s good (and bad) about greater diversity?

A standard objective these days in high-level city strategic plans is greater diversity. It’s mentioned, for example, in Melbourne 2030, in the Committee for Melbourne’s Beyond 5 Million and in The Grattan Institute’s The Cities We Need (see graphic). The Grattan Institute says diversity is important because “many economists think that mixing of ethnicity, age, […]