In the AFSEE Keynote Lecture, economist Kate Raworth will discuss how we can create equal and just cities without overburdening the environment.
Doughnut Economics, a framework coined by Raworth, sets out a 21st-century economic vision of meeting the needs of all people within the means of the living planet, through regenerative and distributive design. Over 40 cities and regions worldwide have already started to engage with the concepts and tools, aiming to turn these concepts into practice in place. How are they getting started, and what are the challenges they face? Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab, will share the core concepts and tools, along with examples from cities and places that are seeking to turn this economic vision into practice. She will be joined by Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, Maria Carrasco, for the discussion.
Meet our speakers and chair
Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth) is an economist focused on making economics fit for the 21st century. Her book Doughnut Economics is an international bestseller that has been translated into 20 languages. She is co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab, working with cities, businesses, communities, governments, and educators to turn Doughnut Economics from a radical idea into transformative action. She teaches at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.
Maria Carrasco (@maricarrascorey) is a social entrepreneur, a civil society professional, and an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity. She is one of the co-founders of Entramada, a cooperative group based in Santiago, Chile which aims to strengthen local communities via work framed as “the good living concept”. Her work focuses on generating networks of cooperation and articulation of the social fabric in local spaces.
Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is the Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at LSE International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy. Her research focuses on the relationship between civil society, democracy, development, and social transformation.
More about this event
This event forms part of LSE’s Understanding the UK Economy series, showcasing research and expertise on the state of the UK economy and its future.
The LSE International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) brings together experts from many of the School's departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme (@AFSEE_LSE) is a Global South-focused, funded fellowship for mid-career activists, policymakers, researchers, and movement-builders from around the world. Based at the International Inequalities Institute, it is a 20-year programme that commenced in 2017 and was funded with a £64m gift from Atlantic Philanthropies, LSE’s largest ever philanthropic donation.
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