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Published on Jun 22, 2017
Richard questions how confident London should feel about its future after Brexit. He explores the capital's potential to survive and thrive as part of a network of connected global cities.
Richard is a philosopher and urbanist based at Swansea University in the United Kingdom. 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.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx