Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Health & Care: Drivers Of Urban Growth?

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Here is something that all Europeans find of prime importance: affordable access to good health care; high quality elderly care; being able to live independently, even if you are handicapped or chronically ill.

In this article, we look at the potential of health and care for the urban economy. How can cities make the most of this, taken all the restrictions of national health systems for granted? What can cities do to stimulate a strong and inclusive local ‘health economy’?

Reference van Winden, W., & de Carvalho, L. (2015). Health & Care: Drivers Of Urban Growth? In W. van Winden, & L. de Carvalho (Eds.), New urban economies: How can cities foster economic development and develop ‘new urban economies’ (pp. 29-32). (Urbact II capitalisation). Saint Denis: URBACT.