City Talks: Paul Cheshire on challenging conventional urban policy wisdom

Andrew talks to Paul Cheshire about his book Urban Economics and Urban Policy, co-authored with Henry Overman and Max Nathan.

 

In this month’s episode, Andrew speaks to Paul Cheshire from the LSE about his book Urban Economics and Urban Policy, co-authored with Henry Overman and Max Nathan. Paul explains why there has been a resurgence in the study of cities in recent years, how agglomeration effects have become an accepted part of mainstream economics, and why local growth policy should focus on people rather than places. Also touched on is the question of how to deal with inequality between and within cities, the ‘almost criminal insanity’ of  the green belt stopping new houses being built to take advantage of the £18bn investment in Crossrail, and Paul’s favorite bit of the Communist Manifesto.

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