Prof. Paul Romer is highlighted for his “charter cities” theory
— June 9, 2011
Excerpt from Financial Times - "Western think-tanks are currently awash with ideas as to how the global south should deal with mass urbanisation. Californian writer Mike Davis suggests we face the dystopia of a Planet of Slums. For Paul Romer, the solution lies in a new generation of “charter cities”, with poor countries providing the land and rich countries the urban infrastructure and rule of law."