Two big surveys of the world’s ‘most livable cities’ include almost no American cities. We’ll ask why, and what’s ‘livable’ now.
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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?
Speaker: Professor Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard, and Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston; Chair: Howard Davies
(Nov 13, 2008 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
With cities contributing upwards of 75 per cent of global carbon emissions, urban design is increasingly important when planning for climate change. This discussion examines the creative urban design solutions coming out of the world’s cities. Saskia Sassen is Robert S Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at LSE and NYU. Jonathon Porritti s the chair of the sustainable development commission and founder and director of Forum for the Future.
Topic 1: Winnipeg needs political parties, with Ethan Cabel
Topic 2: Are muggings an urban planning problem? With Greg Gallinger
Topic 3: Guns in or near shopping malls … the new THING?
Topic 4: Going nowhere fast: CCPA calls out the Kenaston Boulevard Project
Topic 5: Following U of W’s brick road to … a park? A parking lot? What’s going there and what should be?
Topic 6: St. Charles Hotel told to step up or step off