Why Countries Build New Capital Cities [Video]


Master's in Urban & Regional Planning Faculty Director Uwe Brandes comments on the Philippines building a second capital city to relieve Manila. Interviewed by CCTV, Brandes points to the challenges and opportunities that countries face when building a new capital city. In response to why we need capital cities, Uwe said: "We live in a time of unprecedented urbanization. People want to live in cities. There is no greater anchor than the federal government in any country."

Watch the full interview below (5:23).

CCTV America, February 19, 2016.

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