2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Into Garden Cities
Working with a team convened by Barton Willmore LLP, James Gross lead-authored one of the five successful finalists submissions to the. 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize, selected out of 279 entries, from 12 countries.
The submission titled – Be a Pioneer, looked towards a collaborative, patient capital landowner model, much in similarity with the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon, that saw a slower, but greater release of value to landowners, the longer they remained involved in a project.
Some elements of the project, such as 10% larger homes for 10% reduction in prince are yet to see their way to market. But the study remains, the most definitive guide to creating a Garden City in the UK produced to date.