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Global Warming and the Political Economy of Cities

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Speaker(s): Professor Saskia Sassen
Chair: Professor Richard Burdett

Recorded on 6 June 2007 in New Theatre, East Building.

Global warming will fundamentally alter the political economy of cities. A large number of cities will be in the front line of the most massive onslaughts of these changes. What do engineers and architects already know about how we can adjust our built environments? And how can ecological economists help to take us beyond the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change? Saskia Sassen is Centennial Professor at LSE and Professor, Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her latest book is Territory, Authority, Rights.

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