Trentino in Italy has enjoyed spectacular economic growth since the 80s, in stark contrast to neighbouring Alpine areas. What can it teach other regions in Italy and beyond?
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?
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?
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.
How can policies support the revitalisation of mountains to be more attractive places for talent on the move?
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.
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?
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.