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Capitalism, Covid and the future of cities (Prof Ed Glaeser)

August 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Professor Ed Glaeser is one of the world’s leading urban economists. He is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics and newly appointed chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He views urbanisation as the best path to a country’s prosperity, cities as “working miracles of collaboration” and is particularly interested in the role that geographic proximity can play in creating knowledge, facilitating innovation and lifting millions out of poverty. His bestselling book, Triumph of the City popularised a way of thinking about cities, growth, crime and the housing market. He will publish his new book Survival of the City later this year. See his bio here.

Professor Glaeser will be in conversation with Ann Bernstein, CDE’s executive director. The conversation will focus on Capitalism, Covid and the future of cities.

For 25 years CDE has influenced policy in South Africa’s democracy. We have established ourselves as a unique policy think tank and prominent public ‘voice’ promoting enterprise and development in South Africa and emerging markets. We have built a wide network throughout the country and with leading global experts and think tanks, especially in democratic developing countries.

CDE would like to open up this lecture series widely. Please share this invitation with your networks.

Date: Tuesday 24 August 2021
Time: 5 to 6 pm SAST
Register here: https://cde-org-za.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_anZxUxEuR0qBgeWLtDw8mg

You need a Zoom account to register, and you can sign up (at no cost) on zoom.us. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For further information, please contact events@cde.org.za.


August 24, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Virtual (Zoom)


Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE)
011 482 5140