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Who Will Control the Food System? 
The Entrepreneurial City
13 Jun - 20 Jun, 2000
 Alternate Systems and Structures for Higher Education: Public Needs and Institutional Response for the 21st Century

Faculty:
Robert Kiley (Chair) - President and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce
Katalin Pallai - Counsellor to the Mayor of Budapest
Jacek Purchla  
Carole Rakodi - Professor of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University; Convenor, Urban Policy Study Group, Development Studies Association, Wales
Saskia Sassen - Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago; Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
Kurt Schmoke  
Zhang Yunling - Director of the Institute of Asian and Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

Additional Session Support:
Ines S├ínchez de Madariaga (Resource Specialist)  

Abstract:
Although cities have conventionally been viewed as places of dehumanization plagued by excessive crime, pollution, and decay, there is another dimension. The human energy that generates so many social problems is also responsible for an extraordinary array of benefits. Concentrated urban populations uniquely promote social integration through the mingling of otherwise separate social, ethnic, and racial groups. They support economic activity by nurturing new products and services, and are typically vibrant venues for diverse forms of cultural expression.

This session will consider the city as an engine of creativity and common enterprise. Focusing on case studies of several cities around the world, participants will discuss the importance of cities as sources of economic productivity and social progress, and as sites of intellectual and cultural ingenuity; whether the ills of modern urban life are the necessary price of this dynamism; and whether there are important variances between the developing and the developed world in the role that cities play.

Session Faculty

Robert Kiley
 
Saskia Sassen

 
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The New Information Networks: Challenges and Opportunities for Business, Governments, and Media
13 Mar - 18 Mar, 2007
(Session 439)
 


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