Skills are called key to revitalizing cities

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WORCESTER —  News of the death of the city has been greatly exaggerated.

In fact, the 21st century has been marked by a return to the cities, making them more “vital, relevant and successful than ever,” economist Edward Glaeser said yesterday.

Mr. Glaeser teaches at Harvard and is director of the university’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and its Taubman Center for State and Local Government. He spoke yesterday at a forum presented by The Research Bureau at Assumption College.

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