2015: Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics Edward Glaeser from Harvard held 2015 year's Uppsala Lecture on the theme The Urban Century - An Urban World.

Edward Glaeser was the first economist to keep Uppsala Lecture on Housing and Urban Research.

Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He regularly teaches microeconomics theory, and occasionally urban and public economics. He has served as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He has published dozens of papers on cities economic growth, law, and economics. In particular, his work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992.

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About the lecture

The Urban Century – An Urban World
Despite the rise of new technologies that enable long distance connectivity, humanity has become an increasingly urban species. Why have cities remained so vital? What are the greatest urban challenges and how can the cities of the developing world become more humane?

Poster: The urban century - an urban world (pdf)