The great urban theorist Jane Jacobs wrote about cities of "exuberant diversity," and in our 2008 Cities of the Year, Chicago and London, we have two stellar examples. They — and our 12 cities to watch — are no utopias (we're still looking). But amid economic uncertainty, they're vibrant, creative, and growing. These hot spots, these Fast Cities, are full of life and bursting with diversity — in race, in culture, and in business. Join us for a tour.
Where one of every eight works in a creative industry.
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