"It may come as a surprise to many Americans that most cities of the world are the places to which people come flocking, hoping to find a better life. In this country where people still flee the city looking for the American dream out in the suburbs, this pattern of movement contrasts sharply with that experienced by most of the world's people. Growing urbanism is a force in the world that needs to be better understood, for here are opportunities as well as problems."
Smolski, Chester, "A Third World View of Cities" (1995). Smolski Texts. 207.