September 22, 2011 | 1
Congressional staffers, federal agency senior personnel, non-profit leaders and scientific organization executives joined Scientific American Editor in chief Mariette DiChristina at a recent reception to celebrate the magazine’s special issue on cities.
“Celebrating cities in many ways is celebrating what is best in us,” DiChristina told the crowd as she kicked off the evening honoring SA‘s September single-topic issue, at the Rayburn Office Building Café on September 15.
Keynote speaker Edward Glaeser, who wrote two pieces for SA‘s cities issue delivered a dynamic 20-minute address which enumerated the many ways cities make their residents and society overall smarter, richer, greener, healthier and happier. “Technology has made us more dependent on being smart,” he added. Glaeser also drew on anecdotes from history and economics to captivate the crowd—and sparked conversation for the rest of the evening and beyond.
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Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina gave the evening’s opening remarks.
Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina with Claus von Zastrow and Linda Rosen, both of Change the Equation.
Scientific American Publisher Bruce Brandfon, keynote speaker Edward Glaeser, Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina and former Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening at the event.
The Scientific American and Nature Publishing Group (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group) staff join keynote speaker Edward Glaeser/Grace Baynes, Mariette DiChristina, David Hoole, Ruth Francis, Michael Voss, Edward Glaeser, Rachel Scheer, Vikram Savkar, Neda Afsarmanesh and Fred Guterl.
All photographs by Darren Santos.