Scotland’s cities are the powerhouses of the Scottish economy. To be successful and provide the employment, housing and social needs of their citizens, they require sustainable and sufficient resources to enable them to invest in the infrastructure – transport, environment, employment and skills – that supports success and adaptation. This article outlines examples, drawn from OECD countries’ experiences, that provide a wider canvass to think about future reforms for Scotland’s cities, than do the City Deals architecture of applied to English cities.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Dec 2016|
- Scottish economic activity
- fiscal devolution
- OECD city reforms
Roy, G. (Ed.), Clark, G., Couturier, J., Moir, E., & Moonen, T. (2016). Fiscal devolution and Scotland’s cities: 'double devolution' and optimising urban investment. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 40(3), 36-50.