CJRES 2015

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 Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 – Friday, July 17, 2015
 Location: McGrath Conference Centre, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

 

KEY SPEAKERS CONFIRMED INCLUDE:

ISSUES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE CONFERENCE INCLUDE:

  1. What are the trends in city growth?
    • Have cities converged or diverged in economic growth over recent decades?
    • How has growth varied across different types of city?
    • What has been the impact of the recent crisis and recession on city growth trajectories?
    • How far has the recovery from the crisis varied across cities?
  2. What are the determinants of city growth?
    • What is the role of economic structure and specialisation and how have these changed?
    • Is city size important? Is agglomeration necessarily conducive to growth?
    • What are the limits to city growth?
    • What are the roles of urban networks and connectivity as drivers of city growth?
    • Are cities hubs of enterprise and firm creation?
    • Do cities need people with particular skills to thrive?
    • What role does good governance play in city growth?
    • What is the relationship between income inequalities within cities and their relative growth and performance?
  3. What influences the adaptive capacity of city economies?
    • What do we mean by the ‘adaptive capacity’ of city economies?
    • What factors influence a city’s ‘adaptive capacity’?
    • Why do cities vary in their ability to undergo economic and industrial renewal?
  4. What is the role of policy?
    • Can policy make a difference to city growth?
    • Cities may have different problems hindering growth, and require different policy mixes.
    • What sort of institutions are needed to foster city adaptive growth?
    • Does the devolution of spending and tax raising powers enhance the growth performance of cities?
    • What lessons have been learned from previous policy initiatives?
    • How transferable are urban policy experience and what lessons can be shared between urban policy makers around the world?

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