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. .
This paper 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
This report provides insight into the development of smart cities in Europe. Specifically, it focuses on how the challenges cities face in becoming ‘smart’ can be overcome.
The findings are based on a survey of 300 senior executives from technology companies, investment funds, banks, consultancies and government officials