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Welcome to – March 23

Welcome to! This week’s columns explore, from two different vantage points, the relationships of cities to their surroundings. Neal Peirce writes about the looming problem of feeding growing urban populations worldwide, as agricultural land nearby falls to development and pavement… Guest columnist and Atlanta journalist Maria Saporta tallies the many ways the City of Atlanta shoulders the bill for services (the airport) and amenities (a new football stadium) that benefit all of Georgia. It’s a familiar situation for many U.S. cities, including my own city of Charlotte.