Finance, Geography and Sustainability: Lessons for Urban Planning, Development and Beyond

The two day series will bring together leading thinkers to address the crucially important relationship between finance, geography, and sustainability. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis there can be little question of the importance of finance in the modern political economy. At the same time, the increasing significance of geographically grounded patterns of wealth and development inequality highlights the need for scholars and policymakers to address the relationship between finance and geography. Finally, the growing penetration of financial models and logics into environmental policy combined with the escalating consequences of environmental degradation (e.g. climate change) underlines the urgency of scholarly study on the linkage between sustainability and finance. The intent of this workshop is to break new ground, bringing these three issues together in a unique exploration of their interconnections.  To this end, the workshop will be divided into three themes: 1) finance and environmental sustainability, 2) finance and economic sustainability, and 3) finance and social sustainability.


Chaired by Dariusz Wojcik

· Anat Admati · Gordon Clark · Gerald Epstein ·  Sandra Waddock · Elvin Wyly 


Chaired by Martin Sokol

· Nazli Choucri ·  Gary Dymski · Neil Fligstein · Katherina Pistor ·  David Weil


Chaired by Janelle Knox-Hayes

· Pratima Bansal · Barbara Buchner · Robert Eccles · Deborah Frieze · William Moomaw · Elke Weber