How should cities grow? CAUSE gets a mention

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Dr Nicholas Falk, well known urban economist and winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize (with an essay which answered a question about how to create a successful stand-alone garden city with the answer ‘you can’t’), gives CAUSE a mention in this article on how cities should grow and address the demands for more and better housing.

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“Most campaigners in the UK spend too much time stopping housing being built, and too little promoting alternatives that would make people feel better. An exception is CAUSE, which has published a well-argued Metro Plan for development along the underused and electrified railway line from Colchester to Clacton. Yet despite a number of attempts, it has been difficult to engage support from the local authorities as they wrongly believe that garden communities need to be large to pay for infrastructure.”  Dr Falk