San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Presenter: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University
- What if humanity stopped urbanising?
- What is the role of cities in promoting economic growth?
- What are the lessons for the Christchurch rebuild from cities around the world?
Cities are often seen as the source of social problems such as poverty and crime, while we retain romantic notions of idyllic rural life. The truth is very different. In this lecture, Professor Edward Glaeser, the world’s leading expert in the economics of cities, will discuss why cities are crucial to economic development, why proximity has become ever more valuable as the cost of connecting across long distances has fallen and why, contrary to popular myths, dense urban areas are the true friends of the environment, not suburbia.
When & Where
Founded over 140 years ago in Christchurch, The University of Canterbury (UC) is ranked in the top 3% of the world’s universities and offers more than 100 programmes of study across five colleges – Arts; Business and Law; Education, Health and Human Development; Engineering and Science.
UC offers a unique, total educational experience that gives graduates the edge. With world-class academics, a diverse and welcoming culture, a huge range of clubs, practical experience opportunities both on and off campus, international exchanges and so much more, UC students graduate with the skills and confidence they need to make a difference in an ever-changing world.
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