Posts Tagged 'people'

Voices of the City: Caryn Gootkin

This week, we hear from Cape Town resident, Caryn Gootkin. Gootkin read law at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge and later became an attorney. Gootkin left the legal profession in 2009 and now works as a writer and copy-editor. She writes a regular column for The Media Online and serves on the board of directors of The Big Issue South Africa.

Our Cities in The Face of the Recession

We hosted another #citytalk last week, this time looking at the impact of the global economic downturn on cities and their citizens. In response to eight questions over the course of an hour, here our highlights from your tweets across the globe:

Recession cities

Our cities and towns are the engines driving economic growth and they account for almost 80 percent of the world’s GDP. But if cities are engines of growth, then they are also significantly affected by a recession. Join our next #CityTalk when we will be discussing Recession cities.