Inclusive growth is rising up the agenda of urban thinkers and policy makers. However, there is confusion around what it means, why it is important and how cities might achieve it.
Directly addressing these questions, Josh Stott analyses the characteristics of a more inclusive local economy where growth can create opportunity for all segments of society, fairly distributing the benefits, both monetary and non-monetary.
The book develops a compelling case for city leadership and action, and puts forward a strategy for achieving more inclusive growth based around new ideas and international good practice. Arguing that cities are best placed to champion an inclusive growth agenda, Stott uses interviews with city leaders from the UK, Europe and US to identify the steps cities can take to achieve a more inclusive local economy.
Josh Stott is Head of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, where he leads a team of policy and research managers and is responsible for designing and leading the organisation’s Cities, Growth and Poverty programme.
Part 1: A new agenda for cities;
What is inclusive growth and why is it important for cities?;
UK cities in context;
Seizing the initiative;
Part 2: Leading an inclusive growth agenda;
Setting the agenda;
Creating more and better jobs;
Leading by example;
Connecting people to jobs;
Connecting places to jobs;
Part 3: Moving the agenda forwards;
Governance and decision making;
Next steps for inclusive growth: A plan for action;