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Can the UK follow Egypt’s Capital idea

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Author: Adam Challis Egypt’s government has made headlines with its planned new capital city. The 700 sq km city is expected to cost £30bn and take five to seven years to complete providing a home for five million residents. The aim is to ease congestion and overpopulation in Cairo over the next 40 years. It […]

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Licensing our laneways – the small venue legislation reinvigorating Adelaide’s CBD

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Author: Hamish Crouch “Having always lived in the shadow of its gregarious eastern-seaboard cousins, the ‘City of Churches’ has been quietly loosening its pious shackles and embracing its liberal foundations” – Lonely Planet. In the frenzy that is ‘mad March’, it would be remiss of me not to recognise just how far Adelaide has come […]

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Tackling Corruption in La Paz

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Author: Emily Moir, The Business of Cities. In the new urban age, interest is growing in city leadership and in the skills, styles and character traits of successful city leaders. This blog looks at one city leadership success story – that of Ronald MacLean Abaroa, who was elected Mayor of La Paz, Bolivia four times between […]

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Lisbon’s Leaders Inspire Greater Citizen Participation

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Author: Emily Moir, The Business of Cities. Portugal continues to struggle with the after-effects of the Global Financial Crisis. Unemployment remains stubbornly high, particularly amongst young people (around a third of whom are out of work), the country’s largest listed bank collapsed at the beginning of August, and personal indebtedness levels are still of concern. Gallup[i] […]

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A city hotspot in western China

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Author: Frank Ma JLL’s recently launched report on Xi’an in western China highlights the city’s strong real estate potential. Benefiting from China’s ‘Go West’ policy, Xi’an, as one of the region’s core cities, has undergone rapid economic development. Between 2000 and 2012, Xi’an’s economy grew by a phenomenal 18% per year, one of the fastest […]

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Time for our Metropolitan Revolution?

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It is not difficult to show the extent to which London dominates British life, from our economy to cultural and political life. Many, perhaps, assume that having such a dominant city in a small country is natural and unavoidable. Few seem aware quite how centralised our government is compared to other developed countries. With all […]

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