The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest multi-lateral lending bank. It is the policy bank of the European Union and has been developing its work to support EU cities and cities outside the EU for 60 years.
We have worked with the EIB for more than a decade on a range of initiatives that support the development of the EIB’s approach to cities. These have included participation in major EIB conferences and reports, as well as support to inter-governmental working groups.
The EIB has featured in our comparative work on the role of International Financial Institutions and Development Banks in Urban Investment. We have observed and compared the approaches of the different IFIs over time, and EIB’s distinctive toolkit of financial instruments that enables it to invest in many different ways to support the aspirations of cities with different needs and constraints.
In the current period, we are developing two projects with EIB.
Links to the essays will be placed here once they are published.
“In EIB Communications, we’re working with The Business of Cities to build a Europewide conversation about urban development. The Business of Cities at once provides sophisticated academic insights into urban development and also formulates deeply practical solutions for European cities.”
In this essay, Tim Moonen, Jake Nunley and Greg Clark examine how London’s unpromising 1980s gave rise to three decades of reinvestment, and explain how the EIB played a catalytic role in successive cycles of London’s evolution.
In the first of a series of essays on cities, Dr Tim Moonen, Jake Nunley and Prof. Greg Clark take a definitive look at how Europe’s cities transformed from post-industrial decline to thriving, prosperous and liveable metropolises.