Challenges of Government Conference 2014: Flourishing Cities | University of Oxford

Challenges of Government Conference 2014: Flourishing Cities

Speakers
Minister Pravin Gordhan, Professor Ngaire Woods, Professor Patrick Le Gales, Professor Tony Travers, Professor Maarten Hajer
Event date
11 Dec 2014 to 12 Dec 2014
Event time
8:30 - 6:45
Venue
Mathematical Institute
Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Event type
Conferences
Event cost
None
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Over 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. This rapid urbanization presents both an extraordinary challenge and a remarkable opportunity to improve welfare, drive sustainability, promote inclusive growth and revolutionize the very notion of government. The conference will generate discussions that take on the biggest and most important of these challenges. “Flourishing Cities” will explore big new ideas and showcase examples of innovative practice in government and public policy around the world. It will seek new ways to tackle the impacts of rapid urbanisation across the world and address the challenges of meeting the needs and aspirations of citizens.