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Population change in cities world-wide

The shift to a new phase of globalisation appears to have offered both a major return to scale and size, and to have supported those cities able to play international roles.


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Retailer of the Week: COURIR

French retailer Courir is helping customers put their best foot forward with an impressive selection of stylish brand name sneakers.


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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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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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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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Retailer of the Week: Miriade

Italian retailer Miriade is meeting the needs of today’s fashionistas with a “myriad” of quality handbags, shoes and small leather goods.


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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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MANGO continues expansion plans in Asia

David Sancho of Spanish apparel brand Mango, strives to consolidate global presence of the brand by expansion plans in China, Eastern Europe and Russia.


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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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Retailer of the Week: Henderson Menswear

Henderson menswear recently aligned with the Russian national football team for the Euro 2012 Championship.


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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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What’s Popping Up near you?

The hot trend of Pop-up Stores has become a strategic move for real estate companies and landlords looking to benefit in a down economy.


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