Cities latest publications

November 19, 2018

The size of cities

Edward Glaeser, one of the best economists to study the growth of cities, has called them "humanity's best invention". However, many of us who live in large urban areas are also aware of the negative externalities generated within them. This suggests the possibility that there is an optimal city size, where benefits and det…

November 5, 2018

Trends in urbanization: Risks and opportunities

Urbanization is global process. Cities are the engine of economic development, but their growth also generates costs. Facing these challenges requires the implementation of appropriate policies, taking advantage of the benefits of new technologies.

March 14, 2018

The future of cities

Cities are the engine of economic and social development. In Spain, cities account for 60% of the population and employment, as well as 70% of GDP. However, in addition to benefits, the urban phenomenon generates some costs which increase in line with the size of the city.