May 22 Podcast // Cities and the End of Economic Growth

The May 22nd podcast focuses primarily on discussions of economic growth and the role of cities. In the first part of the program, you’ll hear an update on Musqueam’s struggle to protect their burial grounds and coverage on protests in Montreal and Chicago, as well as the Women Transforming Cities launch event (May 24th). In the second part of the show, The City contrasts the neoliberal, pro-growth urban economic paradigm espoused by Harvard’s Edward Glaeser (a belief held by the majority of neoclassical economists) versus Richard Heinberg‘s (Post Carbon Institute; author, The End of Growth) end-of-growth thesis, accounting for the incompatibility of constant economic expansion and our finite planet.


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