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Poch Peralta

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Do we learn faster in cities? Learning is defined here as: Acquiring tested, practical knowledge or skill from human and non-human sources.

Learning Faster -- in Cities
Is this the subconscious reason why some people leap into cities without safety nets? It seems the provincials have now a valid reason for doing that. I am dubious of the piece and I think this is going to be a hot debate.
The title of my reference is: Why We Learn Faster in Cities Than We Could On Our Own

'O'Mara argues that we must understand the unique history and geography of places like Silicon Valley if we are to replicate these places as hubs of talent, jobs, capital, and institutions.

'In our 'flat' digital world, in which we can connect virtually with anybody we want, one could argue that the notion of an innovation hub is outdated.

'However, in today's lesson, innovation guru John Hagel explores the paradox that, despite the fact that technology infrastructure has made location unimportant, we’re becoming more urbanized at a more rapid rate than ever before...'
http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/cities-of-knowledge-why-we-learn-faster-in-cities-than-we-could-on-our-own

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    Dec 5 2013: Poch, Learning is acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing, existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences. Could I hone my cow milking skills in metro New York .. or learn to plow straight ... and by the same token I could not upgrade my skills I use in the city out on the range.

    Learning by the definition above is not restricted to a location therefore making the argument of speed of learning moot.

    I know people of all ages in both city and rural life that have learned little over the years .. either fast or slow.

    Be well my friend .... Bob.
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      Dec 5 2013: LOL your illustration makes me laugh but it's spot on Bob.
      And I'm definitely 'weller' now that we're in agreement again sir.

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