Research and analysis

Future of cities: growth coalitions

Essay looking at a ‘whole system’ approach to city development and economic growth.



This essay looks at how coalitions of local government, business and the voluntary sector can encourage city development and economic growth by providing people-based public services. These ‘growth coalitions’ aim to boost growth in cities on the basis that what’s good for people – good housing, education and environment etc – is good for economic growth.

The essay was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 9 February 2016