The Future of Cities

When:  Apr 14, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (GMT)
Associated with  Open Forum
The next 2 billion; creating jobs and housing in the developing world
Housing and employing the increase in the developing world’s urban population that is expected over the next quarter century will require three investment processes to operate at massive scale. Investment in residential structures, investment in infrastructure, and investment in business and commercial capital. What conditions will need to be met to stand a chance of meeting this challenge?

We are pleased to be joined by Professor Tony Venables, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, and director of the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, to deliver this keynote talk.

Professor Venables will be joined on the panel by:
  • Professor Ya Ping Wang, Chair in Global City Futures at the University of Glasgow, and Director of GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods
  • Dr Vijay Jagannathan, Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Dr Joseph Macarthy, Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre
  • Dr Paolo Veneri, Head of Regional Analysis and Statistics, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities 


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