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Urban Intelligence 6: Investment in Cities

This month will explore the various ways of attracting and retaining investment in cities.


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Cape Town-Derek Keats

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Value Capture and Tax Increment Financing for City Development

The Global Financial Crisis has created a new sense of urgency for finding innovative ways to leverage public and private sector resources.


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Europe-Niccolo Caranti

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Project Bonds for Urban Investment

Rolling out the Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative will help facilitate the borrowing of further investment on capital markets.


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How to eliminate corruption in cities

Tackling corruptions and perceptions lack of transparency are key to cities attracting external investment.


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Houston

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Flexible planning in cities: the rise of Charter Cities?

Investors frequently cite rigid, slow, and cumbersome planning as an inhibitor to investment.


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Hermitage Amsterdam

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What do investors want from cities?

Viewed either as a competitive asset or a liability, cities must work to create an attractive environment for investors.


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Pension funds and urban investment

Pension funds could hold the key to reinvigorating urban investment in cities.


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How to use tax incentives for urban investment

Various tax incentives are used by cities to boost local growth, promote employment, and support regional level development.


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Barcelona

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Leveraging public land to attract urban investment

Taking steps to marshal public land under one public body coupled with a land use planning process will help create better internal and external rates of return on urban investment.


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Birmingham

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How can Cites attract sovereign wealth funds?

How to effectively attract interest and investment from sovereign wealth funds still remains a hurdle.


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Investment ready cities?

The challenge for cities is to remain consistently attractive and bring forward enough investment opportunity to sustain market interest.


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Retailer of the Week: M.Video

Following a focused 3 step strategy, M.video has set its sights on building up business in Russia's consumer electronics market.


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Essa Kaldari

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Property Influencers- Eng. Mohammed Ali Essa Kaldari, CEO LREDC

We take a moment with Essa Kaldari, CEO of LREDC to discuss the future development plans for Doha and Qatar.


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Shopping in Vienna

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Retail in Vienna – Diversification meets quality

Driven by the growth of the city, the competitive demands and the lasting boom as a top worldwide tourism destination, Vienna is a new leader in the league of shopping.


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Looking back on previous MIPIM Asia Award Winners

We sat down with 2 winners from previous MIPIM Asia Awards to discuss the evolution of their project and the impact the awards have had on their business development.


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