The idea that we love our cities should not be surprising - Guardian

Article by Daniel Bell (co author of "Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age")

"The challenge is to combine the advantages of urban life with the sense of community found in small towns and villages. It's hard to feel proud of a city that only expresses the homogeneity of globalisation, just as it's hard to feel proud of a neighbourhood McDonald's."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jan/22/love-of-megacities-daniel-bell?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487