Tuesday 26. October 2010

Can the rural areas afford Reykjavík?

On Friday October 22, Professor Þóroddur Bjarnason gave a talk in the Lunch Lecture series entitled "Can the rural areas afford Reykjavík?" Over fifty guests attended the talk, in addition to a number of people who watched it via webcast. A recording of the talk is now available on our website along with the slides. Please visit our Icelandic site for the talk and the slides.

In his talk Professor Bjarnason discussed the relationship between the Reykjavík area and the rural areas across Iceland, and asked whether the services provided by the government in Reykjavík are worth the money for people living in rural areas. This topic is much debated in Iceland at the moment due to cutbacks in the public sector, especially in the health service in rural areas.