Cities and cohesion policy: networking as a tool

A brief by Tamara Guirao, CAAC coordinator Since the early 80’s, in a context of globalization and rapid socio-economic and environmental shift, the progress of urban networks has been steady. Thus, urban networks have become key actors tackling the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. From a general point of view, an urban network can…

Constructing Place-Based Competitiveness in Times of Global Change

While much attention has been given to firm- and cluster- level strategies for competitiveness, there is less analysis of how these combine in the construction of city, regional, national or cross-border strategies for ensuring sustainable competitiveness and development. The construction of this ‘place-based’ competitiveness presents important challenges: both for competitiveness policies; and for firm and…