The Economic Case for Greening the Global Recovery through Cities: 7 priorities for national governments
Cities have been at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they also offer an opportunity to accelerate the transition to a resilient, equitable and low-carbon future. This paper, co-authored by LSE Executive Director Dr Philipp Rode, explores seven priorities for national governments, as well as three cross-cutting measures, which can yield substantial economic dividends, rapidly create and protect millions of jobs for vulnerable populations and deliver quick and durable health and environmental benefits for citizens, all whilst contributing to long-term urban resilience.
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The article was first published online: September 14, 2021. Co-authored by Manisha Gulati, Renilde Becqué, Nick Godfrey, Aziza Akhmouch, Anton Cartwright, Jason Eis, Saleemul Huq, Michael Jacobs, Robin King, Philipp Rode