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.
In times of a global pandemic, war and rising instability, how do we get back on track to good health, peace and resilience? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a solid route, but we need to step up action.
As the world and Europe confront successive crises stemming from the climate emergency, post-pandemic recovery, and Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine, regions are under renewed pressure. To address them, we need a new place-based approach to policymaking, taking into account the territorial dimension.
As global energy prices rise as a result of war in Ukraine, the switch to renewable energy has taken on a new urgency. With ambitious new targets to cut reliance on Russian fossil-fuel imports and increase energy security, what will the transition mean for rural communities? How can they make the most of it?
The overall contribution to global gross value added (GVA) of the sector fell by around 21% between 2019-20. However, the impact of the pandemic has been uneven.
Our universities play a special role in generating the skills and new ideas that drive national economic and social progress. But can they do more to lift their local communities?
Remote working could help rejuvenate rural areas that have been struggling with both population decline and subdued economic growth. Improving internet access and service provision will be beneficial and help close the gap between them and leading regions…
The arrival of migrants in OECD regions is not new. In 2019 alone, 5.3 million new permanent migrants settled in OECD countries, many moving from one OECD country to another. These included foreign doctors, nurses and scientists.