World Cities day – from Devo Met to Bogota

Last week Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos toured European capitals seeking to drum up support for the peace negotiations he is presiding over in Havana, between his Government and the main Columbian guerilla group FARC. The week before I was in his …

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Cities: Our Beacons of Hope

Over the last twelve months, the RSA’s City Growth Commission has assessed how cities can be empowered to drive the UK’s economy. Chaired by renowned economist Jim O’Neill, who coined the acronym BRIC, the Commission underlined that our UK enquiry had to be …

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Why a centralised approach to immigration policy doesn’t work in the UK

In our very first report, Metro Growth: The UK’s economic opportunity, the City Growth Commission presented an evidenced case arguing that economic growth is driven by cities. We’ve since set out to identify the ways in which cities in the UK …

Posted on: October 20, 2014

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