Perhaps we can begin by casting the net wider and analyze more carefully the different things that we call "city." Maybe we can come up with a much broader list of categories rather than talk about "urban" versus "rural," and consider a broader range of possible ways of living together. If the urban is about diversity, how can we keep talking about the city in the singular? Maybe there's another way we can talk about it.
A prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, and a practicing architect whose works span the United States and the Middle East, Sarkis weighs in on his new position and how the geopolitics of today may influence our thinking towards looking at how the world is becoming one city.