Reporting from MIPIM 2011 Day 2:
Following on yesterday's keynote address by London Mayor Boris Johnson, a panel of UK government leaders gathered at MIPIM today to further discuss regeneration efforts in the UK. With the austerity programs recently implemented by the UK government, regeneration efforts in the UK have shifted to the public-private/LEP model. Cities are refocusing their attention on economic matters and seeking business leaders to show the way. It's no small matter, either: with economies in excess of $50 billion annually, each of the panelists' cities are larger than some European countries. Interestingly, city leaders are not limiting their efforts to help from the UK government alone, looking to foreign investment partners. Their successes may become a model for other UK cities.
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