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INTA33 - Innovative Urban Environments: final congress statement
Cities play a pivotal role in national economic growth. Large conurbations, in particular benefit from a large and skilled labour force, economic of scale and the agglomeration of business activities, has the efficiency due to the clustering of firms of the given industry or related industries, as well as demand for intermediate and consumer goods located in one territory / geographical area.
However, the economic of scale alone is not enough to ensure the sustainable urban development.
Cities need to be creative in order to find a balance between the economic growth, environment protection and social harmony. [...]
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