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New report: Learning from global multi-city regions

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News | Released today, a new report by the Greater Cities Commission and The Business of Cities explores the experiences, drivers and advantages of multi-city regions around the world and uncovers the key learnings and opportunities for NSW’s Six Cities Region.

As the report outlines, multi-city regions – also known as mega regions – establish an integrated network of globally and locally connected cities, addressing the pressures of rapid urbanisation by redistributing growth across a larger area, and fuelling development in smaller or lower-demand areas.  

What it covers 

The Greater Cities: The Global Experience of Planning, Preparing and Promoting the Multi-City Region outlines the social, environmental and economic drivers and benefits of multi-city regions. 

This includes their ability to: 

  • increase long run productivity

  • improve growth management 

  • optimise resources 

  • grow global influence, reach and brand 

  • supercharge innovation ecosystems.  

Highlighting the global challenges and opportunities of multi-city regions, the report demonstrates how “the Six Cities Region can establish itself as the most forward-thinking and intentionally integrated multi-city region in the world”.  

Find out more 

Visit Exploring multi-city regions to download the full report and fact sheets on innovation ecosystems and the drivers and advantages of multi-city regions.   

Read Cities, just not as we know them, published in The Conversation, by our Chief Commissioner Geoff Roberts for more on our vision to create opportunities and benefits for everyone in the Six Cities Region. 

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