How can policies support the revitalisation of mountains to be more attractive places for talent on the move?
Like COVID-19 and climate change, the energy crisis is revealing urban inequalities as well. Wealthier residents consume roughly double the amount of energy as low-income ones, suggesting that the most vulnerable populations will again suffer the most as energy prices climb.
The rise of remote work could still entice people to move out of big cities. But as a general trend, the price of housing in and around cities has continued to rise since 2020. What should policy makers do?
A smart policy instrument called “land-value capture” can help governments pay for expensive infrastructure and other public services without drawing from their general budget. Let’s look at how they do it.
As fires rage and droughts blight communities around the world, cities have been sweating. The effects of extreme heat are frequently more severe in cities. In the face of rising temperatures, how can cities beat the heat?
Infrastructure investment can transform prospects for regions and cities. It can reduce digital divides, connect people, firms and places, and put us on track for a carbon-neutral future.
Estonia is shrinking. The country’s population has contracted by 15% since 1991, to 1.3 million in 2020, and projections expect this trend to continue. What’s more, the trend is uneven. Among Estonians who remain, many leave remote and rural areas for bigger cities.
Rents and repayments alone are not the only expense attached to our buildings. Many are leaking energy, leaving a hole in our pockets as well as climate ambitions. And it’s high time to fix them.