GDN 13th Annual Conference, Budapest, 2012

“Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus”

The GDN 13th Annual Global Development Conference on Urbanization and Development will be held in Budapest, Hungary on June  16-18, 2012, in partnership with Central European University (CEU). About 350 participants are expected to attend the conference from all over the world.

The central theme of the conference is “Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus”.

Topics to be covered at the Conference will include (but not limited to):

  • Cities as Engines of Growth
  • Agglomeration Economies and Urbanization
  • Urban Externalities: Congestion, Contagious Disease and Crime
  • Urbanization and Poverty
  • Innovation, Technology Infusion and Smart Cities
  • Migration and Urbanization
  • Ethnic Minorities and the Urbanization Process
  • The Enabling Policy Environment: Housing, Transportation and Other Public Infrastructure
  • Urban Governance
  • Financing Urban Infrastructure

Confirmed Plenary Speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Isher Ahluwalia (ICRIER)
  • Robert Buckley (New School for Social Research)
  • Teresa Caldeira (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Susan Fainstein (Harvard University)
  • J. Vernon Henderson (Brown University)
  • Matthew Kahn (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University)
  • Christine Kessides (World Bank Institute)
  • Eduardo Lora (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Mario Pezzini (OECD Development Centre)
  • Thomas Sevcik (Arthesia)
  • Simon Snoxell (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Carlos Vainer (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Anthony Venables (Oxford University)

To follow and participate in discussion remotely through social media:

  • Read the daily blog on GDNet to catch up on plenaries and parallels discussions and listen to interviews from speakers and participants.
  • Ask questions and share your ideas and relevant research by commenting on conference blogs, tweets, photos, video and more.
  • Follow @Connect2GDNet for live updates and comments on discussion.
  • Subscribe to GDNet blog alerts for a daily digest of conference news.

Conference Program available now!

To download full document about the Conference click here

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