Towns in the Face of Globalisation


Towns in the Face of Globalisation

Globalisation is disruptive because it harms the traditional pyramid structure of territories... Towns in the "global economy", competing and at the same time linked with each other, become disconnected from their regions... and a large proportion of their population. However, the networking of towns in metropolitan areas is a decisive advantage for innovation, competitiveness, resistance to standardisation... What is "local" not only endures, it becomes a distinct benefit. The culture of territories is a decisive comparative advantage. That was the choice of Lyon.

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International Urban Development Association

A global membership association of urban policy-makers and practitioners to share knowledge, experience and tools for integrated territorial development.  // READ MORE