More than a century later, COVID-19 has decidedly knocked us all off-balance – and our regions are likely to take some time to regain it. Which regions should we be most concerned about?
Will there be a great green divide?
The green transition is reshaping jobs, firms and places. It is also creating ‘winners and losers’ as we race to reach Net Zero, with gaps emerging in the distribution of green jobs. Left unchecked, this could lead to some places being left behind, jeopardising the green transition. What can cities and regions do to boost green job creation?
State of the artist: how to protect cultural and creative workers?
Cultural workers are more likely to be self-employed than those in other sectors. In 2020, on average 29% of cultural workers were self-employed in OECD countries compared to 14% across sectors.
They’ll move (to) mountains!
How can policies support the revitalisation of mountains to be more attractive places for talent on the move?
Back to basics: what works in promoting productivity?
Over several years, the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) has worked with the UK government and the European Commission on a new approach to this problem. It has set up experimentation funds to test new interventions to boost innovation and productivity among SMEs.
Growing pains: Remote work will not solve housing affordability in big cities
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?
Reflecting on the future of the ”creative class” in regional development
Dr. Richard Florida encourages cities and regions to consider how diversity, creativity and innovation can contribute to attracting creative talent and investment, and shape inclusive and sustainable development. He then unpacks how non-metropolitan areas can benefit from a greater influx of creative people and capital, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
Les pénuries de main-d’œuvre à court et à long terme : comment se porte le Canada ?
En mars 2022, le nombre de postes vacants au Canada a dépassé le million pour la première fois. Cette situation a suscité des préoccupations généralisées au sujet des pénuries de main-d’œuvre, et le Canada n’est pas le seul dans ce cas. Alors que le chômage atteint des niveaux records, les signalements de pénuries sont devenus monnaie courante dans les pays de l’OCDE.