Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City

1 July 2013

Glaeser delivers a timely and highly relevant address on topical issues relevant to Auckland's urban policy. Housing affordability, intensification and the planning environment, transport, education and the environment. Following this he joins in a panel discussion with Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse, Chair of the Reserve Bank Arthur Grimes and Robert MacCulloch MSA Chair in Macroeconomics.

Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics – Harvard

Professor Edward 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. Professor Glaeser studies the economics of cities, and has written scores of urban issues, including the growth of cities, segregation, crime, and housing markets.

Penny Hulse

Chair of the Auckland Development Committee

As chair of the Auckland Development and Auckland Plan Committee, Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse has led some of the most important aspects of Auckland Council's programme including successfully leading the challenging Auckland Unitary Plan process. Penny has extensive political experience as a long-term Waitakere City councillor and deputy mayor, and as a senior member of the first Auckland Council. She is committed to working across the political spectrum to achieve the best for Auckland and its people.

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