What drives regional economic growth? And what policies work in the context of regional and urban development? Otto will discuss the factors that are robustly related to the growth of urban regions and the policies in successful economic regions? He pleas for new regional-economic policies where national and regional agendas are aligned and reinforce each other, based on a joint strategy that combines policy areas; policies aimed at strengthening the economic structure also encompass plans of action for human capital, the residential environment, the physical environment and infrastructures.
This he will discuss in a recent debate to broaden the scope of development and welfare by also taking the quality of life, well-being, sustainable development and the environment into account.
Urban Engines as engines of Economic Growth https://www.pbl.nl/sites/default/files/cms/publicaties/pbl-2018-urban-regions-as-engines-of-economic-growth-3296.pdf