Given the pressures that a fresh bout of economic growth will put on cities’ infrastructure, the structure of the new economy will require the alignment of metropolitan priorities. This means that economic growth can not be isolated from the growth of public infrastructure.
In reality economic growth needs to enable the delivery of city level, public resources such as transport, education, and housing. This involves equipping cities to be environments for sustainable growth while also ensuring that the growth that does take place is beneficial to the whole city.
This paper, produced by the RTPI, argues that planning has a key role to play in ensuring not only that the conditions are in place for the flourishing of tech and AM, but also that the benefits of the accompanying growth are spread across the local economy.