Places throughout the world are facing multiple challenges: climate change, the health and economic insecurities provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the absence of equity, diversity, and inclusion, to name just a few. In the context of such challenges, what do their economic development futures look like? And how can those futures be shaped by citizens, businesses, universities, and governments? What strategies and policies are required to reimagine our economic development pathways over the next 20 years?
This webinar brought together invited speakers to reflect on these questions in three very different contexts, from Europe, North America and South America. The speakers reflected on these experiences and challenges, shared their thinking about the economic development futures they envisage over the next 20 years, and considered what is required for these visions to be realized.