Tag: London School of Economics

Home Truths

A new paper finds empty houses and longer commutes are two of the consequences of a planning-induced housing shortage in Britain that has been brewing for decades. King Henry VIII’s Mound in […]

Defined Benefit

How can Britain’s built environment become more efficient? Professor Paul Cheshire discusses his latest contribution to urban planning. Urban planning is both a perennial challenge and a British preoccupation. Amid declining high-streets and […]

Wealth Creator

What makes cities thrive? Is it proximity to natural resources like rivers, oceans or energy reserves? Or does the cumulative effect of population increases stimulate waves of economic activity such as restaurants, […]

The Right Call

In many African countries mobile phones outnumber adults, with the near universal coverage allowing direct communication with entire populations. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows mobile technology, […]