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Reinventing the City @ MIT: Economics and the Sustainable City

Economics and the Sustainable City
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 5:00-7:00pm
MIT 3-133

Three urban economists discuss how economic principles will help cities to create a smaller environmental footprint.

  • David Albouy, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; and Research Associate at the Office of Tax Policy Research
  • Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University
  • Matthew E. Kahn, Professor, Institute of the Environment, Department of Public Policy, UCLA

Moderator: Frank Levy, Daniel Rose Professor of Economics, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT


  • Eran Ben-Joseph, , Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design; Head of the Joint Program in City Design and Development, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
  • Judith Layzer, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Head of Environmental Policy and Planning Group, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

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