The 4 Commandments of Cities

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As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we’ll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. As this is Infrastructure Week, this week’s talk centers on one mayor’s plan to improve his city’s roads and transportation options as well as other systems.

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million. He shares four big ideas about leading Rio — and all cities — into the future, including bold (and do-able) infrastructure upgrades and how to make a city “smarter.”

Paul Konz headshotAbout the Author: Paul Konz is the Senior Editor at the National League of Cities.