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Economic Development
A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017
Planners must stop thinking of city growth and economic growth as separate issues, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa says.
David Hatch May 18, 2017
Mirik Milan says that as cities look to copy the role he made famous, they should hire 'somebody that really knows nightlife'.
Gregory Scruggs May 1, 2017
An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017

A delegation led by Mayor John Tory visited Tel Aviv and Ramallah to learn about fostering a startup culture, according to the City of Toronto.

December 1, 2016

The tea vendors of India’s capital, many of whom are migrants, struggle to survive in a fast-changing city, Al Jazeera reports. 

November 10, 2016
Takeaways from the latest edition of the African Economic Outlook.
Gabriela Rico July 29, 2016
Behind the bottom-up push to make the Congolese capital the ‘Paris of Africa’

A scholarship fund established by local donors in Kalamazoo covers in-state college tuition costs for eligible students, Time reports. 

July 18, 2016
While cities are taking on increasingly robust roles in global trade, much work needs to be done to enable all such areas to access related benefits. In this, Habitat III can play an important part.
Brian H. Roberts June 6, 2016
The Incet factory in Turin's Barriera di Milano neighborhood sat in ruins for years. Now it is becoming a center for people to gather and share ideas.
Simone d'Antonio June 3, 2016
The city that invented a music genre looks for lessons from the city that popularized it.
Gregory Scruggs May 27, 2016
The Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone is China's model for airport-centered development.
Wade Shepard May 6, 2016

Investment in research, skills training and infrastructure would foster metropolitan tech zones, the Brookings Institution says. 

March 23, 2016

Developers poured money and resources into misguided city-building projects that now sit empty, the Huffington Post reports. 

March 8, 2016

Mayor John Tory helped launch a new website designed to attract and lure startups to Canada’s largest city, StartupToronto says. 

February 24, 2016

After rising to economic prosperity as a global manufacturing hub, Shenzhen is poised for a high-tech makeover, the South China Morning Post reports.

February 4, 2016

The corporate exodus to office parks that began in the 1960s is reversing, Bloomberg View reports. 

January 15, 2016

A port city in autonomous Somaliland seeks an economic jolt from increased trade with nearby Ethiopia, the Washington Post reports. 

December 30, 2015
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