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?
Category: Local Development
An Olympic effort: How does sport support our communities?
With individual tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games already on sale, we ask, what impact can sport have on our economies, our societies and our lives?
Rising from the rubble: How Turkish regions can rebuild and recover
In February 2023, two earthquakes tore through southern Türkiye and northern Syria, tragically claiming over 45,000 lives, reducing homes and infrastructure to ruins and leaving 3.3 million displaced. How can the affected regions regroup and rebuild?
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?
Empowering women to power the green transition
Policy makers need to double down their efforts to close the gap and overcome an emerging gender divide in the green transition.
The return of industrial strategy: Why the US and Europe need to renew heartland communities
Industrial strategy is back – and with it, industrial subsidies. During the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, sharp tensions continued to surface over the re-emergence of subsidies for domestic manufacturing and particularly to support the growth of new green industries.
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.
Main streets at a crossroad: Experiences from Australia
Main streets are both economic and social hubs for local communities by providing access to employment, services and goods, and by serving as community gathering points. For example, in Victoria, Australia, Main Streets account for 12% of the state’s jobs and generate over AUD 50 billion in economic value annually.