Strategies for Improving Performance
Edited by Peter Karl Kresl and Daniele Ietri
Chapter 3: Italian cities and global urban competitiveness
Today, with half of the world population living in cities, we are stepping into the era of urbanization, and cities are becoming the main location for working and living. Since the 1990s, information technology and economic globalization have thoroughly altered the concepts of time and space, as well as decisions and arrangements concerning the global economy, technology and social activities. Global cities have become more and more important, and the international competition of cities is also becoming more intensified. Improving the environment of cities, attracting more talents, industry, technology and investment to benefit the people, and promoting the global urban competitiveness have become the focus of mayors of cities throughout the world, the enterprise and all people.
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