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Our Urban Future: the death of distance and the rise of cities


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Speaker(s): Professor Edward Glaeser
Chair: Howard Davies

Recorded on 13 November 2008 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Improvements in transportation and communication technologies have led some to predict the death of distance, and with that, the death of the city. In this lecture Professor Ed Glaeser will argue that these improvements have actually been good for idea-producing cities at the same time as they have been devastating for goods-producing places. What, then, does the future hold for our cities? Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, where he also serves as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

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