SNS Tylösand Summit 2018:
Urbanisation and Cities
The theme of this year’s Tylösand Summit is urbanisation and the growing importance of cities in the economy.
Among the speakers:
We are bringing together leading international experts to discuss what makes cities successful and how to create sustainable, attractive urban environments in Sweden.
Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University and widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential urban thinkers. Glaeser’s work focuses on the determinants of urban growth and the role of cities as centres of idea transmission.
Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Stanford University and named one of the top economists in the world by the New York Times and The Economist. Chetty’s current research focuses on equality of opportunity: How can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?
Fran Tonkiss, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE) and former Director of the Cities Programme at LSE. Tonkiss’ research areas include urban inequalities, urban development and design, and segregation in cities. She is author of Cities by Design: The social life of urban form.
The summit is moderated by Markus Karlsson, anchor at Bloomberg Radio in London.
Time and place
Wednesday 22 August. Summit attendance is by invitation only. Invitations are sent out in April.