Triumph of the City - Causier Lecture

Monday, May 5, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

The Charles Causier Memorial Lecture is held annually in honor of the late alumnus and colleague. Charles Causier worked passionately as a professional planner, citizen planner and inspirational educator.

Students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University are all invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served afterward at a reception in the SARUP commons. APA members seeking AICP credits may receive 1.0 AICP credit for attending the lecture. No RSVP is necessary.

About the lecture, Triumph of the City:
Cities are often seen as the source of social problems such as poverty and crime, while we retain romantic notions of idyllic rural life. The truth is very different. In this lecture, Professor Edward Glaeser, the world’s leading expert in the economics of cities, will discuss why cities are crucial to economic development, why proximity has become ever more valuable as the cost of connecting across long distances has fallen and why, contrary to popular myths, dense urban areas are the true friends of the environment, not suburbia.

About Dr. Glaeser:
Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He is Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and Director of the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston. He regularly teaches microeconomic theory, and occasionally urban and public economics. He has published dozens of papers on cities, economic growth, and 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.

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Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Andrew Haug, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at