Urban and regional economics discusses location and how and why it makes a difference. In this section we discuss housing, the economic performance and regulation of cities, infrastructure, and regional economic differences.
People and organisations take a wide range of elements into account when choosing where to locate themselves. Being in a city costs more but:
Motu’s current and recent research focus includes:
Arthur Grimes is working with the University of Otago-based Centre for Sustainable Cities on a programme examining Resilient Urban Futures.
Motu is linked with the University of Auckland-based Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Te Pūnaha Matatini. As part of the work under this CoRE, we will be looking at how cities function as complex systems.