In 2011, Sendai was smashed by a destructive tsunami. Since then the city has been providing for its people – from housing to mental health. How might Sendai’s reconstruction approach help other cities in Ukraine or Türkiye become resilient cities which leave no one behind?
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 and better data can and should be a core part of industrial strategy and local-growth policy. But is data delivering and can it be a centralising force?
Will the enormous processing power of AI enable central governments to match – or even surpass – the information advantage of subnational governments? Can it even replace local decision-making?
A place-based approach will support regions to realise their aspirations of no longer being left behind. But what is that and how should they do it?
Developing tourism strategies and products to enhance regional attractiveness to visitors can also improve the attractiveness of destinations as places to live, work and invest.
Some places of outstanding natural beauty or historical and cultural significance will always attract visitors and workers. But most places have to work to become attractive, and many are also recognising that the ability to attract and retain talent is also critical to attracting investment and visitors.
“I knew from my ﬁrst day in ofﬁce that we needed to unite our community and take bold and decisive steps to tackle the homelessness crisis”, says Mayor Tim Kelly. This is how we did it.