The 2019 Annual Public Lecture will take place at the Royal Institution, London on 26 November and at the University of York on 4 December.
The Urban Challenge: Making Cities that Work
Cities now house more than half of the world’s population and produce more than 80% of global GDP. Yet their economic performance - and the quality of life they deliver to their citizens – varies widely. The most successful are centres of innovation and growth, while others fail to create sufficient jobs and provide decent housing. The challenge is greatest in the developing world where, over the next 30 years, the urban population will increase by more than one million people each week.
Further information available on the Royal Economics Society website