Growth Cities

Growth cities
Growth cities
Cycling is the way forward
Cycling is the way forward
Eco neighbourhood, Bo01 Malmo
Eco neighbourhood, Bo01 Malmo
Project date
01.06.2009
Type
  • Publication
  • Research
Location
International
Clients
Regional Cities East
Associated team members
Associated documents

Fast growing cities like Montpellier in France, Copenhagen in Denmark, Amersfoort in the Netherlands, and Freiburg in Germany show how to combine a high quality of life and sustainable environment with superior economic performance. This is due to their being able to fund infrastructure locally and join it up with housing and economic development.

Nicholas Falk uses a wide range of examples of good practice in Europe to argue that places with growth potential should make uses of strategic growth plans and concordats, public private development partnerships, infrastructure bonds and municipal banks, local charges and property taxes, quality charters and lifetime neighbourhoods, skills academies, and local development agencies.