Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

'New urban economies': challenges ahead

Chapter

Europe’s urban economies do not look the same as ten years ago. And in ten years from now,they will again be different. The digital revolution is particularly disruptive: entire sectors are being transformed, old players are losing out, newcomers are taking over, and competition is fiercer than ever.

At the same time, citizens are not just workers in companies, but many become independent entrepreneurs, and active producers. Innovation is becoming open, involving interaction between companies, universities and users. Working, living and recreation become intertwined in place and time.

Reference van Winden, W., & de Carvalho, L. (2015). 'New urban economies': challenges ahead. In W. van Winden, & L. de Carvalho (Eds.), New urban economies: How can cities foster economic development and develop ‘new urban economies’ (pp. 51-53). (Urbact II capitalisation). URBACT.

Publication date

Apr 2015

Author(s)

Luís de Carvalho

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