Description

Cities have the potential to play a fundamental role in bringing entrepreneurs and workers together, creating new and better jobs, and driving economic growth. In his lecture, Professor Edward Glaeser will focus on policy priorities for Asia’s urban transformation, including the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for managing cities and urban infrastructure, especially transport. Led by Vice President Bambang Susantono, a panel of experts from the ADB’s knowledge and operations departments will discuss how ADB can help fulfill the promise of Asia’s cities. 

Objectives 

Webinar attendees will engage with the distinguished speaker to: 

  • Hear the latest thinking on the role of cities in driving economic growth and generating jobs. 
  • Understand what lessons the COVID-19 pandemic holds for managing cities. 
  • Discuss how multilateral development banks and bilateral partners can support the growth of sustainable and resilient cities in Asia. 

How to join

Registration is closed.

ADB Distinguished Speaker

Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Webinar host

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Vice-President
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Madhavi Pundit

Madhavi Pundit
Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

M. Teresa Kho

M. Teresa Kho
Director General
East Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Jamie Leather

Jamie Leather
Chief of Transport Sector Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

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