La politica urbana y el bienestar en el pensamiento económico de Lauchlin Currie (The Economic Thought of Lauchlin Currie)

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The construction sector is an indispensable element in the labour mobility mechanism. This promotes not only faster growth but also better distribution. In Colombia there is still a great imbalance in the allocation of labour, notably between low-paying agriculture and high-paying urban activities. And in cities like Bogota there is urgent need for better balance between where people live and where they work, and for an improvement in the quality of the housing needed and/or demanded by all income groups. All this was covered by Currie in his work on 'taming the megalopolis' through the 'cities-within-cities' approach to urban planning, and in answering the question: 'For whom should houses be built?'
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventConference, Banco de la Republica - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 1 Feb 2008 → …


ConferenceConference, Banco de la Republica
CityBogota, Colombia
Period1/02/08 → …



  • construction sector
  • economics
  • colombia
  • labour market

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