Policymakers should see cities as a whole economic system, focus on efficient use of land, infrastructure and utilities and maintain coordination among the stakeholders, to tap the growth potential, a renowned economist said yesterday.
Cities will achieve their potential only if they are perceived as attractive places for investment, said Anthony Venables, professor of the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford.
He delivered a lecture on “Urbanisation in the developing world: challenges and opportunities”. South Asian Network on Economic Modelling (Sanem) in collaboration with the World Bank organised the event at Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium of the social science faculty of Dhaka University.
Almost 350 students, young researchers and teachers attended the lecture.
Source: The Daily Star on 19/7/2017