Kris Hartley

Kris Hartley is a visiting researcher at Seoul National University and a PhD candidate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He focuses on economic policy and urban planning, and has a decade of related experience. Kris has authored numerous editorials appearing in The Diplomat, Business Times, Straits Times, and China Daily. His recent book (Routledge 2014) concerns flexible economic growth in cities and regions. Kris holds a Master of City Planning in Economic Development from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA with a focus in International Management from Baylor University. More information is available at

By Kris Hartley On Monday, May 18th, 2015

Energy to Synergy: Lessons in Flexibility from Resource Boomtowns

Summary: Resource boomtowns provide lessons in urban economic development and equitable growth. They are unique policy laboratories, with the resources and urgency to move beyond single-industry economies. This More...