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World Bank study also makes some policy recommendations.
Amy Fallon October 4, 2017

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

The city of 3 million is shifting from factory to service jobs to promote economic expansion while cutting emissions, Chinadialogue reports. 

December 24, 2015

The planned facility would feature affordable co-working space and access to digital education and funding opportunities, Choose Brisbane says. 

December 21, 2015

Strengthening private-sector expansion in cities offers the best pathway toward economic opportunity, a new World Bank report says.

December 10, 2015

Mayor Rubik Danilovich is on a mission to transform this Israeli desert outpost into a beehive of innovation and entrepreneurship, Forbes reports. 

October 16, 2015
Local leaders increasingly talk of ‘Greater Montréal’ — and mean it.
Flavie Halais October 2, 2015

From Lagos to Lahore, urbanization and growing economies are fueling a rise in startup ventures, CityAM reports. 

September 30, 2015

A World Bank report cites the proliferation of urban slums and pollution as factors undermining the region’s economic potential.

September 28, 2015

Markets promoting regional flavors and vendors are becoming a development driver in some U. S. cities, Urban Land reports.

September 7, 2015
Newly released issue briefs for the Sustainable Development Goals “interactive dialogues” underscore this tension.
Gregory Scruggs September 3, 2015

The continent’s cities should tap the vast resources at universities through partnerships on urban renewal, the Word Economic Forum says. 

August 19, 2015

Alternatives to legal tender, popular among millennials, ensure that money stays within cities or neighborhoods, the New York Times reports.  

August 10, 2015

The district near the main campus of the University of the Witwatersrand could rehabilitate the neighborhood of Braamfontein, The Conversation says. 

July 13, 2015
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