In March of 2020, the World Heath Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, upending many lives and livelihoods across the globe. Over a year and a half later, some of the pandemic’s worst effects are closely linked to urban areas that have faced shrinking economic activity, coupled with high rates of infection and inadequate resources to properly address health concerns.
How permanent will these effects on our cities be in a post-pandemic world? What conditions separate the cities that survive and flourish from those that are unable to recover?
Pioneer Institute is pleased to welcome Urban Economist and Harvard University professor Edward Glaeser for a discussion on his new book, Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation, in which he and co-author David Cutler offer clear and balanced policy prescriptions that can protect cities from the long-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis and enable them to emerge as resilient as ever.
Register now to join us on September 23rd, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Clerys located on 113 Dartmouth Street in Boston for An Evening with Edward Glaeser, Urban Economist & Harvard Professor.
As one of the leading authorities on the role of cities in a contemporary world, Glaeser will provide an expert account of how modern metropolitan areas can bounce back from the current pandemic, along with a compelling argument for sweeping policy change to build healthier, opportunity-rich cities in the future.
While this event is complimentary for our Pioneer members, we suggest a $50 contribution to support Pioneer’s research and public education, especially in such a critical time.
About Professor Edward Glaeser:
Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics and the Chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught microeconomic theory, and occasionally urban and public economics, since 1992. 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 Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992.
His books include Cities, Agglomeration, and Spatial Equilibrium (Oxford University Press, 2008), Rethinking Federal Housing Policy (American Enterprise Institute Press, 2008), Triumph of the City (Penguin Press, 2011), and Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Social Isolation(Penguin Press, forthcoming in Fall 2021).
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