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Metropolitan Cities: Their Rise, Role and Future

The webinar will explore how metropolitan cities can serve as drivers of economic development. All cities, but particularly metropolitan cities, need to recognize complementarity of manufacturing and services and enhance productivity and innovativeness of manufacturing by increasing services inputs – design, research and development, maintenance, monitoring, leasing – among others. Even textiles and food products can be growth drivers with multi-disciplinary research and uptake of findings by firms. Larger cities, most of them metropolitan in nature, can enjoy benefits of agglomeration, economic diversity, and greater innovativeness. These cities can add 3 percent or more to productivity. Networked secondary cities can achieve comparable results but none of these a given. Composition of industry/services, role of trade critical as is entry/exit of firms and firm growth and global orientation. In the end, large productive cities are “skilled, open and diverse cities” with strong training/tertiary institutions and research infrastructure.

About the Presenters

Shahid Yusuf

Shahid Yusuf is chief economist at the Growth Dialogue in George Washington University's School of Business. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Harvard universities and has published extensively on development issues with a focus on East Asia.

Target Audience

Governance professionals, Urban professionals

Questions Submitted

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Oct 22, 2021
Interesting series.

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 29, 2021
Great!

Mohammad Nadir

- May 6, 2020
Educative!

Anvar

- Mar 29, 2020
Interesting!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Jan 17, 2020
Their Rise, Role and Future

kirti raj

- Jan 11, 2020
useful thank you for sharing

Waqar Aamir

- Jun 3, 2019
Great

Ki

- Jun 26, 2018
interesting!

Abdurazak

- Jun 3, 2018
thanks

EBRAHIM

- Jul 30, 2017
educative
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