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Sustainable Development on an Urbanizing Planet
This is the sixth in the series, “The Yale Development Dialogues: Economic Policy Lessons from History”.
Human density has often been presented as a problem – from mid-twentieth-century fears of a “population explosion” inhibiting development, to a contemporary alarm that urban growth is driving the climate crisis. However, both historical and contemporary examples show us that cities can be spaces of biodiversity and provisioning, places where density mitigates sprawl and reduces carbon emissions.
In any search for “green” solutions to poverty, cities must play a large role. The sixth Yale Development Dialogue focuses on the features of cities that are most conducive to sustainable development, and on those that are not.
Moderated by Catherine Cheney, Senior Reporter at Devex, the event will feature Kate Brown, author of Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future, and Edward Glaser, author of Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier, in conversation with Sunil Amrith and Rory Stewart.
Event Updated 2021-04-14