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

Ed Glaeser (Harvard University)

Thursday 13 November 2008 18:30 - 20:00

Venue to be Confirmed

About this event

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?

Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) Inaugural Lecture

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

Chair: Howard Davies

Speaker: Ed Glaeser - Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard and Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

Date: Thursday 13 November 2008
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building - map and directions

Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit the SERC website at this link.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception that is open to all attendees.


Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


Venue to be Confirmed.