The Business of Cities: Are Cities like Businesses?

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Authors:¬†Greg Clark & Emily Moir The last blog in this series looked at new roles for business in cities, as identified in the¬†Business of Cities essay. In this post we explore the suitability of commercial strategies for city governance. The language of business has infiltrated city government and urban studies: concepts such as city branding, […]

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Could Mayors Rule the World?

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Author: Rosemary Feenan A new book by Benjamin Barber claims that Mayors could and should rule the world. Rosemary Feenan explores the arguments put forward. Benjamin Barber may be the Cassandra of global politics. His best known book to date, Jihad vs McWorld, published in 1995, was a prescient exploration of the modern conflict between […]

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