The Public Wealth of Cities: How to Unlock Hidden Assets to Boost Growth and Prosperity - Detter, Dag; Foelster, Stefan
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Even poor cities own large swathes of poorly utilized real estate, or they control underperforming utilities and other commercial assets. Most cities could more than double their investments with smarter use of these commercial assets. Managing the city's assets smartly through the authors' proposed Urban Wealth Funds will enable cities to ramp up much needed infrastructure investments.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Even poor cities own large swathes of poorly utilized real estate, or they control underperforming utilities and other commercial assets. Most cities could more than double their investments with smarter use of these commercial assets. Managing the city's assets smartly through the authors' proposed Urban Wealth Funds will enable cities to ramp up much needed infrastructure investments.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Brookings Institution
  • Seitenzahl: 271
  • Erscheinungstermin: 18. Juli 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 161mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 584g
  • ISBN-13: 9780815729983
  • ISBN-10: 0815729987
  • Artikelnr.: 46297708
Autorenporträt
Dag Detter is Managing Director of Detter & Co, specializing in unlocking public wealth. Previously he was the President of Stattum, the Swedish government holding company, and Director of State Enterprises at the Ministry of Industry. Stefan Fölster is Director of the Reform Institute in Sweden and Associate Professor of economics at the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm. He has been the chief economist at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and the author of many books on economic growth and social developments. Detter and Fölster are the authors of The Public Wealth of Nations, named by both The Economist and The Financial Times as among the best books of 2015.
Inhaltsangabe
Contents:
Foreword
Preface
1. The Investment Trap
2. Why Some Cities Fail
3. Turbo Cities
4. Taking Control of a City's Balance Sheet
5. The Urban Wealth Fund: A Conduit for Maximizing Value
6. Succeeding with Urban Wealth Funds: Some Case Studies
7. Shrinking the Social Debt of Cities
8. Boosting the Value of Human Assets
9. Reinventing City Democracy
Notes
Index