In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Edward Glaeser, the author of “Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation”, to discuss how cities are changing in the face of existential threats that have only been accelerated by the pandemic.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 PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992.Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/Email Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.orgWatch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeenWatch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithubWatch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videosSubscribe to Andrew’s newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
44. Edward Glaeser Explains Why Some Cities Thrive While Others Fade Away
People I (Mostly) Admire
An expert on urban economics and co-author of the new book Survival of the City, Ed says cities have faced far worse than Covid. Steve talks with the Harvard professor about why the slums of Mumbai function so well, high-quality housing in China sits empty, and declining cities hang on for so long.
Ep. 110: Survival of the City with Edward Glaeser and David Cutler
Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk
"Not only was our healthcare system failing us in its job of keeping us healthy for as little dollar and resource costs as possible, now we know it's also failing in its ability to keep us safe from pandemic." Harvard economists Edward Glaeser and David Cutler join the show for a discussion centered around their new book Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation. The two argue that while city life will survive, individual cities face major risks. What happens when offices don’t fill back up? How comfortable are companies with employees working from home? What will distinguish between cities that flourish and those that do not? Also addressed: the major inequities in healthcare and our deeply flawed health system, and how in a city, just like the world, our health is all interconnected. Support Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk. 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 PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992. David Cutler has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and was named Harvard College Professor in 2014 until 2019. Professor Cutler holds secondary appointments at the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health. Professor Cutler was associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences from 2003-2008.
A könyv egyik fő megállapítása, hogy a városok azok a terek, melyek a leginkább képesek támogatni az emberek gyors és hatékony együttműködését, a tudás közös megteremtését, valamint a tanulás és az új információk folyamatos és gyors áramlását. Az urbanizációs folyamatokat tág megközelítéssel, tudományos igénnyel vizsgáló Edward Glaeser e művével szórakoztató módon járul hozzá ahhoz, hogy olvasói megérthessék, hogyan formálja a városok fejlődését a gazdaság térbeli szerkezetének változása, a közszféra szabályozásainak kívánatos és nem várt hatásai, valamint azok kölcsönhatásai. A szerző statisztikai adatokkal alátámasztva a városfejlődési utak sokféleségét többek között New York, Mumbai, Bangalore és London fejlődéstörténeteivel mintázza, emellett a növekedést egyéni szemszögből, élettörténeteken keresztül is bemutatja, több szinten értelmezve és magyarázva a városfejlődés legmarkánsabb összefüggéseit.
American Cities in the Age of COVID-19, with Dr. Edward Glaeser
Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw
Harvard University’s Dr. Edward Glaeser joins Dan to examine the implications of COVID-19 on the economics of American cities. Why has the role of cities in battling pandemics changed dramatically over the past century? Will urban or rural communities recover more quickly after the economic shutdown ends? What is the best way to reduce the economic harm to workers who lost their incomes because of the shutdown? Should cities approach their housing and infrastructure policies differently going forward? Dr. Glaeser also sheds light on the more fundamental question of why cities exist in the first place. Dr. Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He has published dozens of papers on the growth, law, and economics of cities. His work is 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.
Harvard economist Edward Glaeser is an expert on how cities function as economic engines and centers of innovation. He notes that the advantages of density in spurring creativity and productivity are mirrored by the vulnerability it creates to threats like disease. Cities and their most vulnerable residents have borne the brunt of pandemics since antiquity. As Covid-19 tests the resources and resilience of urban centers and confronts leaders with difficult choices, Glaeser explains the policy options for protecting people and stabilizing the economy.
#36 Edward Glaeser - The Case for Cities and for the YIMBYs
Real Estate Addicts
The Real Estate Addicts are thrilled to be joined by Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and author of the compelling and provocative book Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. In this episode we explore why change is unlikely to be as terrifying as people have convinced themselves it’s likely to be, why unleashing private developers and allowing real growth promotes affordability (hint: “There is no repealing the laws of supply and demand!”). We touch on the notion of “landmarks” and Ed explains why “History shouldn’t be a straight jacket”. Other topics we touch on include, public transit, regulatory creep, we compare Detroit to Silicon Valley, Congestion pricing and finally we answer the question, how are good cities like good libraries? Thank you for sharing, rating & reviewing & we look forward to your feedback!
In Betrouwbare Bronnen episode 82 Jaap Jansen en PG Kroeger have a conversation with economist Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp professor at Harvard University, specialised in the economy of cities. “Globalisation and new technologies have radically increased the returns to being smart", Glaeser says. "We are social species that get smart by being around other smart people. Face to face contact is still highly relevant, so cities are. On our own we are puny creatures. Collectively, we do miraculous things. Cities are machines for enabling us to collaborate. To buy and sell, to meet and to learn from one another. In a very deep sense, we are an urban species. We become more human when we are surrounded by other humans. And that’s what cities do.” We also talk about problems in city governance, such as building houses for everyone, airbnb and dealing with too many tourists. “Building new houses in Dutch cities is less easier than in the United States, because your cities are more precious and beautiful. Messing with them is a more risky bussiness. If you have to many tourists, you are not charging them enough. And think about some mild law and order interventions. Drunk young tourists wouldn’t behave the same in their hometowns, because they would be locked up and jailed.” Professor Glaeser warns politicians – such as the Democrats in the United States – not to cut off ties with rural areas and their inhabitants. “Succesfull urbanites have to find some common bond with these people, otherwise they’re gonna vote for some other politicians than you. If you nominate candidates that only speak to people who share your values, you have an America that’s split. And the same thing is true everywhere.” Some cities, places and regions mentioned in this conversation: New York, Amsterdam, Houston, Pudong (Shanghai), Mumbai, Singapore, Chicago, the Eastern heartland of the U.S. *** Special thanks go to Tilburg University Society and professor Sylvester Eijffinger who facilitated this converstation when Edward Glaeser visited Tilburg University in january for the Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture 2020. *** Reading more Edward Glaeser’s website Edward Glaeser - Triumph of the city, How Urban Spaces Make Us Human (Pan Macmillan 2012) Robert A. Caro - The Power Broker, Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (Random House, 2004) *** This episode of Betrouwbare Bronnen has been made possible in part by Weee Nederland *** Timeline 00:00:00 – Intro 00:01:09 – Part 1 00:31:03 – Part 2 00:56:50 – Outro 00:57:23 – The End Zie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Edward Glaeser: Should We All Be Living in Cities?
Ask a Harvard Professor
Cities are an integral part of Earth’s future: by 2050, 68 percent of the world’s population will be living in an urban area. Solutions to social problems, from climate change to poverty, will therefore be tied to the fates of cities. In this episode, Glimp professor of economics Ed Glaeser explains why he is overwhelmingly optimistic about urban growth. Cities, he says, are engines of innovation and economic activity that create opportunity. “Humans are a social species that gets smart,” he explains, “by being around other smart people.” When they do, their impact on the planet’s climate is lessened in surprising ways—and in surprising places across the United States.For more information about Harvard Magazine and this podcast, visit www.harvardmagazine.com/podcast and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.A full transcript of this episode can be found at https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2019/podcast/edward-glaeserAsk a Harvard Professor is hosted by Jonathan Shaw and produced by Lydia Carmichael Rosenberg. Our theme music was composed by Louis Weeks.