Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

New style cluster policy: riding the waves of San Sebastian's emerging surf economy

case study

Commissioned

The case study on San Sebastian (Spain) is one of the concrete results of the URBACT workstream ‘New urban economies’, after collection of data,a study visit, and interviews with local stakeholders.

It explores the practice the city put in place to boost its local economy,
actions implemented, achievements and challenges, success factors,
and conditions for transfer to other cities. The first part of the case study
summarises the key points of the practice, while the second part (analytical
template) provides more details for those interested in transferring the
practice to their local context.

Reference van Winden, W., & de Carvalho, L. (2015). New style cluster policy: riding the waves of San Sebastian's emerging surf economy: case study. (URBACT II capitalisation). Saint-Denis: Urbact.