Speaking about Cities

A Few Examples of Invited and Paid Talks

(2018)   Keynote on ‘Global Cities Today and Tomorrow’ to 12th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium (London, UK) (January)

(2017)   ‘London After Brexit’, TEDx London (Audience 1600 people; also available on-line) (June). Event Details:

“Richard is known for his work on how the world’s cities are connected together through the networks that constitute globalization. A long standing critic of the concept of ‘global cities’ and the idea that global capitalism is a ‘system’ that is somehow commanded and controlled through the world’s leading business and financial centres; Richard has nevertheless argued that whilst we cannot ‘take back control’ as such, we can be confident in London’s continued success – even in light of ‘surprising’ events such as the 2008 financial crisis and the Brexit referendum – because of its unrivaled position in international networks.”

(2017)   ‘The Poststructuralist Global City: Unravelling Control in the Global Economy’ (Research Seminar at the Université d’Angers) (March)

(2017)   Six Lectures on Current Issues in Urban Studies at the Université d’Angers (France) (March)

(2016)   ‘Global cities and the unravelling of control’ (Public Lecture to Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá Campus)

(2015)   Invited Seminar (Department of Geography, Pontíficia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte)

(2013)   ‘Poststructuralist cities’ (Public Lecture to Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá Campus)

(2011)   Keynote on ‘Global Cities’ to >2000 delegates for four day international event ‘Made in Kazan (Russia)

(2007)   Keynote on ‘Current Global-City Research’ (ANT workshop at The Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin)

(2003)   Keynote on ‘Urban networks’ (European Science Foundation Network: Cities as International and Transnational Actors, Amsterdam)

World Renowned Globalization Expert, Dr. Richard G. Smith, Selected as Speaker for the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 12th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium

Posted by Chantele Machado — November 6, 2017

SEATTLE, WA USA – Having completed his PhD at age 24 and travelling to more than 100 countries worldwide, renowned philosopher and expert on global cities, Dr. Richard G. Smith, has highly extensive international knowledge and experience researching how the world’s cities are connected together through the networks that constitute globalization.

His research on the world’s cities has been extensively covered in the world’s print media, and is among the most highly-cited and reprinted in the world. Dr. Smith has presented his research at more than 50 international conferences, universities and public events, including the main TEDx event held in London in June 2017; and this January he will be speaking at the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 12th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium, held January 16th-18th, 2018 at the St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel in London.

Dr. Smith’s presentation will focus on the exponential growth our world has seen of global cities in the 21st century, which cities are global leaders in the world today, and which will become global centers of the future. He will identify the networks that make globalization shape both existing global cities and enable new cities to either have a more global role as centres of economic and political power, or an economic specialization within the overall world city network. This talk will pull together the latest thinking, scholarship and reporting on the world’s cities to both identify the leading, established and emerging global cities across the world, and discuss the extent to which that knowledge about global cities explains and predicts the global market in prime luxury residential real estate.

To learn more about Dr. Richard G. Smith’s distinguished career, visit www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/geography/r.g.smith

For details about the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 12th Annual International Symposium, visit www.LuxuryRealEstate.com/London

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2017 Presentation in London