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Convention 2016: Better together

Words: Simon Wicks

Session title: Opening address – Better planning solutions: The art of the possible

Speaker: Dr Alfonso Vegara, founder and president of the Fundación Metropóli

“We live in a world of cities,” began Alfonso Vegara, adding: “Competition today is not between countries but between cities.”

Thus, the Spanish planner-economist-sociologist observed, we need a “new scale of planning” – one that harnesses physical and digital connections to enable clusters of medium-sized cities to compete on a global stage.

Taking Bilbao as an exampl.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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