Featuring Graduate Center geographer David Harvey, author of Rebel Cities; Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, author of Triumph of the City; and Seth W. Pinsky, former president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Adam Davidson, host of NPR’s Planet Money, will moderate.
Eminent social theorist David Harvey is the world’s most cited geographer, a leading thinker in the field of urban studies, and a distinguished professor in the Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program in Anthropology. Harvey is the author of many highly influential books, such as The New Imperialism; Social Justice and the City; The Condition of Postmodernity; and Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference. Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, where he also serves as director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. Specializing in the economics of cities, including growth, segregation, crime, and housing markets, Glaseser has been particularly interested in the role that geographic proximity plays in creating knowledge and innovation. Seth W. Pinsky served as president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation from 2008 to 2013. Appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg seven months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Pinsky re-evaluated the agency’s strategy to position the city as a global center for innovation. Adam Davidson is co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine. Davidson has won several major awards including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk. He has also written for the Atlantic, Harper's, GQ, and Rolling Stone.
This program is part of the yearlong initiative Cultural Capital: The Promise and Price of New York’s Creative Economy, produced by GC Public Programs in collaboration with the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC). For more information and the full schedule, CLICK HERE.