AddThis Elizabeth-Currid-Halkett. (Submitted photo.) Return to article. Long DescriptionElizabeth-Currid-Halkett. (Submitted photo.)Who: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.What: Kinder Institute Forum event.When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26.Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St.Currid-Halkett is the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and professor of public policy at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the arts and culture and, most recently, the American consumer economy.She is the author of three books: “The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art and Music Drive New York City,” “Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity” and “The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class.” Her work has been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Economist, the New Yorker and the Times Literary Supplement, and she has also contributed to a variety of academic publications including the Journal of Economic Geography, Economic Development Quarterly, the Journal of the American Planning Association and the Harvard Business Review.Currid-Halkett — who has spoken to audiences at 92Y Tribeca, Google, Harvard University and Vanderbilt University, among others — is currently working on a project with the World Economic Forum looking at key issues in the contemporary global consumer economy.The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. For more information or to reserve a seat, visit https://bit.ly/2NDoksg.Media interested in attending the event should contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or [email protected] news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials: Event information: https://kinder.rice.edu/events/kinder-institute-forum-elizabeth-currid-halkettKinder Institute website: https://kinder.rice.eduPhoto link: https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/news-network.rice.edu/dist/c/2/files/2018/09/Elizabeth-Currid-Halkett-qih5jz.gifPhoto credit: Submitted photo.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] scholar to discuss investment in innovation at Sept. 26 Rice eventHOUSTON – (Sept. 12, 2018) – As Rice University works to transform the historic Midtown Sears building and its surrounding area into a bustling innovation district, author and researcher Elizabeth Currid-Halkett will discuss the importance of cities investing in innovation for a competitive advantage at a Sept. 26 event hosted by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater.