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Is a Traffic Tax the Solution to Congestion in Cities?

Would a traffic tax solve congestion problems in cities? Not necessarily, according to research from Wharton professor Gilles Duranton.

Weaponized Twitter: Terror in 140 Characters or Less

The FBI has arrested a man who is accused of sending investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy, a threatening tweet along with a strobe light which triggered a seizure.

Will the Courts Permanently Trump Trump’s Travel Ban?

The Trump's administration's plan to restrict travel from six majority Muslim countries has once again been stalled by the court system -- where will it go from here?

What Stands in the Way of Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation?

Neil Gorsuch has strong qualifications, but his Supreme Court confirmation should wait for clarity on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election, among other issues, say experts.

The Art of the Interview: Can the Right Questions Uncover the Truth?

Former CNN White House Correspondent Frank Sesno discusses his new book, which covers the role of the media and how questions can illuminate the truth.

Five New Authors Share Insights on Personal Growth

During a recent event organized by the Authors@Wharton speakers series, five new authors shared insights from their recent business books.

Ricky Burdett discusses the future of London with Rowan Moore and Tony Travers

RSS Source: Urban Age - March 21, 2017 - 9:19am

Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, participated in yesterday’s LSE public event on architecture critic Rowan Moore’s new book Slow Burn City. Professor Burdett was a discussant with Tony Travers, and responded to Moore’s argument that London must change with a ‘slow’ burn through the interplay of private investment, public good and legislative action.

Following the Dutch Elections, Can Europe Pass More Crucial Tests?

Europe is in a state of flux, clouded by uncertainties over elections, the Brexit process and lukewarm U.S. ties with Germany, say experts.

Cities Programme Director wins LSE teaching prize

RSS Source: Urban Age - March 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

Suzanne Hall, Director of the Cities Programme, has won an LSE Teaching Prize. Suzanne, who was also recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Department  of Sociology (effective August 2017), was awarded the prize based on student reviews. Her recent works have included several academic papers and data profiles based on the Super-Diverse Streets project, an ESRC-funded research exploration of the intersections between city streets, social diversity and economic adaptations in the context of accelerated migration. For a full list of Suzanne’s work, see here.

Meaningful Work: What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race

New Wharton research looks at how thousands of NASA employees with vastly different roles were able to rally around the common goal of a lunar landing in the 1960s.

The Iron Triangle and China’s Health Care Dilemma

China has made big gains in health care -- 95% of its population now has catastrophic coverage. But it faces big environmental and demographic challenges.

How Chinese Firms Bootstrapped Their Way to Global Dominance

In just 30 years, China is nearly the world’s largest economy. A new Wharton book looks at how they did it -- through the eyes of the nation's top CEOs.

Blue is the New Gold: How Ecofiltro Is Purifying the Water Crisis

Lack of access to clean drinking water is linked to 80% of global illness. Philip Wilson is tackling the issue with his company, Ecofiltro.

The Buck Starts Here: An NBA Team’s Playbook for Engaging Fans

James Dinan, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner, discusses his organizations newest strategies to engage stadium-goers in the digital age.

New working paper published on privatisation in city government

RSS Source: Urban Age - March 14, 2017 - 6:17am

The City: Private or Public? is a new working paper by Harvard Law Professor Gerald Frug that analyses the conceptual, financial, and structural privatisation of city governments in the United States. The article focuses on city services, economic development, and the design of the city population, and provides two contrasting approaches, one embraced by the private city and the other by the public city. By doing so, it seeks to emphasise the different choices facing state governments when they empower and disempower city governments and to suggest what is at stake when these choices are made.

The full paper is available here (pdf) and is part of a collection of themed research papers assigned by the New Urban Governance project to leading academics based across the world.

Income Inequality, Robots and a Path to a Fairer Society

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller and Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel discuss possible solutions to the growing problem of income inequality.

How Data Mining Can Help Advertisers Hit Their Targets

New research from Wharton senior fellow Shawndra Hill looks at how “second screening” impacts consumers' responses to TV ads.

Improving Critical Care in Ghana, One Facility at a Time

Neurosurgeon Teddy Totimeh, a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, seeks to build a private acute care center in Ghana to improve his country’s state of critical care.

Is the Republican Alternative to the ACA a Palliative or a Cure?

The bill Republicans have introduced to replace the Affordable Care Act will likely erode coverage and not lower costs, experts say.

Closing the Gender Gap on Wall Street

Ex-Citi executive Sallie Krawcheck talks about how women can compete at work on their own terms in her new book.
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