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Economics / Appraisal / BCR, Greater London

If agglomeration is important why did all the journalists leave Fleet Street?

David Metz

Phil Goodwin ('Agglomeration from an 'urbanist' perspective' LTT 22 Feb) draws attention to what might be meant by the newly fashionable concept of 'agglomeration benefits'.

An example from recent history is relevant. Fleet Street was the home of the national newspapers until the 1980s. Journalists, editorial staff and printers congregated within a tightly confined, congested space - surely a textbook example of agglomeration benefits.

But where are they now? Spread across London and beyond,...

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