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Designed to succeed: building authorising environments for fast-growing cities

Collier, Paul, Glaeser, Edward, Venables, Tony, Haas, Astrid and Wani, Shahrukh (2020) Designed to succeed: building authorising environments for fast-growing cities. Cities that Work policy paper. International Growth Centre, London, UK.

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Cities are where prosperity is won or lost. They can either be the engines of economic growth, or dysfunctional sites of congestion, crowding, and discontent. One of the main differences is due to the quality and effectiveness of policy decisions: some city governments can take effective, timely decisions that support the productivity-enhancing features of cities, while others cannot. Drawing on cross-country experiences and academic literature, this paper describes the policy options that can improve the urban authorising environment, with a focus on formal decision-making structures.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 14:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:32

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