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Kyenote Speaker: Edward Glaeser, Harvard University
Triumph of the City. How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier

In collaboration with Department of Economics, Roma Tre University

Institutional Greetings
Mario Panizza, Rector, Roma Tre University
Silvia Terzi, Director, Department of Economics, Roma Tre University

Introduction and Chair
Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics and Political Science and Rossi-Doria Centre


Abstract. The lecture looks at the birth of the modern city and describes how they are beginning to grow and change as the world becomes more connected.
In doing so, he emphasizes how, despite technological advances, we are experiencing an urban resurgence. For Glaeser, successful cities are those where smart people meet and exchange ideas, and for that reason they will continue to be important to policy and to international competitiveness.

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glaeser_latEd 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. He studies the economics of cities, and has written on a range of urban issues, including the growth of cities, segregation, crime, and housing markets. He has been particularly interested in the role that geographic proximity can play in creating knowledge and innovation. His 2011 book, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier was shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the year. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992 and has been on the faculty at Harvard since then