Why Cities Rock

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Hong Kong glows with light. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

Season 6, Episode 39

This week on Freakonomics Radio: could it be that cities are humanity’s greatest invention? Is it possible that, despite their reputation as soot-spewing engines of doom, they make us richer, smarter, happier and (gulp) greener?

Plus: Stephen Dubner speaks with Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Why Cities Rock” and “Confessions of a Pothole Politician.”

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