Bigger cities are more productive but higher cost: what policy could do but doesn’t

In January 2016 the British Academy and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science jointly convened an international seminar that explored the impacts of urban spatial and demographic expansion on the economy, social cohesion and sustainability of cities, with a particular focus on the experience of the UK and Japan. The event aimed to showcase cutting-edge research on key urbanisation issues and promote the strengthening of academic links between the UK and Japan. In this blog post, Professor Paul Cheshire, who spoke at the seminar, shares his thoughts on city growth and productivity.  Read More