🌃 What is the relationship between cities and economic growth ? During the last 50 years cities were both the driver of and driven by neoliberal economy. Building malls, tunnels, parkings, flashy condominiums and other expensive landmarks have created a new type of urbanism which embeds financial flows in the built environment. Today, it is hard to imagine a city that does not grow both spatially and financially. This spatial specialization of cities is now stripping them from space to satisfy its own needs in terms of food, manufacturing and energy production. It is also stripping cities from the necessary labour to carry out its ecological redirection and reparation. As such, this episode will try to question how to break this reinforcing loop between cities and economic growth.