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Learning from the successes (and failures) of American cities with Joe Cortright

February 12, 2019

12 February, 2019
Kindly Hosted by WSP at the Four Seasons Hotel

Choosing the right path to success is one of the most important decisions urban leaders will make. While Sydney is well one the way to strategic urban planning and transport delivery, less consideration has been given to considering the impact of this on the economic success of cities. To discuss what lessons (good and bad) Sydney should learn, the Committee is delighted to invite you to a keynote address from Joe Cortright, Director of City Observatory.

Joe will discuss how building great cities attracts and anchors talent, facilitates entrepreneurship and innovation and builds human capital. He will also examine how institutional and cultural underpinnings impact on the success of cities, drawing on experience in bio-tech clusters and using distinctiveness as an economic strategy.

Joe Cortright is the Director of City Observatory, one of the most compelling urban economics outlets globally – and his writing has been influential in driving the Committee for Sydney’s policy agenda. Joe is also the President and principal economist of Impresa, an urban economics firm specialising in industry clustering and the innovation economy.

The Committee would like to thank WSP for generously hosting this event.

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