"Cities: Places to live, places to work" by Prof Paul Collier and Prof Tony Venables

Past Event

24 September 2012, 7:30pm - 9:30pm


This seminar is hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Summary: Urban areas are the most productive parts of the developing world, yet concentrated urban poverty presents some of the biggest policy challenges. By 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population was living in urban areas and it is projected that by 2030 this number will swell to almost 5 billion, with urban growth concentrated in Africa and Asia. This discussion will address the potential and the challenges of economic development in urban areas.


Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested. The tickets will be available from 10pm on 17th September until 12pm on 18th September