Urban economics by design


The nexus between urban economics, urban design, and the politics of local governance is seldom understood. Economic strategies often lack a spatial (place-based) dimension, as much as urban plans often lack an economic logic.

These inter-relationships are important if we want our cities to be more efficient and our communities more equitable and prosperous. In addition, sustainability imperatives demand we deliver more with fewer resources.

These issues are discussed in Urbanismplus’ article in the prestigious Local Economy journal, associated with the London South Bank University. The full article by Mentz and Goble is available here: Urban Economics By Design Downunder