Key themes for cities in 2024: Cities that will be driving growth in 2024

Date: 18 January 2024

In what will likely be another challenging year for the global economy, attention will increasingly focus on identifying the most resilient cities, and those that will be leading the way forward for their national economies. In this webinar we will present our short-term forecasts for major cities in North America, Asia and Europe, and discuss the key themes that underpin our projections.

Anthony Light

Managing Director, City Services

+44 (0) 203 910 8053

Anthony Light

Managing Director, City Services

London, United Kingdom

Anthony Light is Managing Director of City Services at Oxford Economics. He specialises in sub-national economic forecasting and analysis and is responsible for overseeing and developing our global suite of city subscription services and consultancy projects. He leads our group of city and regional experts and is a member of Oxford Economics’ global Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2008, Anthony was Head of Economics at Experian Business Strategies. Anthony graduated from the University of Surrey in 1999, where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Sociology.

Mark Britton

Director, City Services

+44 (0) 203 910 8070

Mark Britton

Director, City Services

London, United Kingdom

Mark Britton is a Director within Oxford Economics’ Cities Team. He leads a team of economists to provide clients with global city-level forecasts and research through a range of subscription products and consultancy projects.

Mark has more than 15 years’ experience in regional forecasting, model building and economic analysis for a broad range of clients across both the public and private sectors. He has a keen interest in developing quantitative solutions using a range of data science, econometric and geospatial techniques to provide organisations around the world with the tools to make more informed location decisions.

Mark recently coordinated the development of a new climate scenario service, which quantifies the impact of climate-related transition and physical risks on city and regional economies. He has led major consultancy projects, with recent examples including socioeconomic scenario analysis to support the development of city masterplans in the Middle East; commercial real estate forecasting; and location benchmarking to support strategic investment decisions.

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