Found 3 article(s) for author 'cities'

Cities

Cities. Edward Glaeser, December 2019, Paper, “The United Nations forecasts that “Africa’s urban population is likely to nearly triple between 2018 and 2050”. Together, Africa and India account for almost two thirds of the projected growth in the world’s urban population from 4.2 billion in 2018 to 6.7 billion in 2050. The urbanisation of our planet’s poorer countries is one of the most important phenomena of the twenty-first century and a critical component of structural change. Yet, our intellectual tools for dealing with the great challenges of developing-country cities remain underdeveloped. In this paper, we survey the economics of developing-country cities and try to make the case that development economists should spend more of their time thinking about and working in cities and urban economists should spend more of their time thinking about and working in developing countries.Link

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Urban management in the 21st century Ten insights from Professor Ed Glaeser

Urban management in the 21st century Ten insights from Professor Ed Glaeser. Edward Glaeser, June 2019, Paper, “In August 2018, CDE hosted Professor Ed Glaeser, the world’s leading urban economist and the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He shared his critical insights based on vast experience during a series of seminars and engagements with leaders, policy makers and officials from the Johannesburg and Cape Town metro governments. To help improve the quality of South Africa’s discussion about cities’ vital role in growth and development, we are publishing here, in collaboration with Professor Glaeser, a summary of the key lessons that we drew from the questions he asked and the talks he gave.Link

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Urban transformations and the future of cities

Urban transformations and the future of cities. Edward Glaeser, 2017, Book Chapter, “In the last few decades, many global cities and towns have experienced unprecedented economic, social, and spatial structural change. Today, we find ourselves at the juncture between entering a post-urban and a post-political world, both presenting new challenges to our metropolitan regions, municipalities, and cities. Many megacities, declining regions and towns are experiencing an increase in the number of complex problems regarding internal relationships, governance, and external connections. In particular, a growing disparity exists between citizens that are socially excluded within declining physical and economic realms and those situated in thriving geographic areas. This book conveys how forces of structural change shape the urban landscape.Link

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