KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
My Urban Idol 2050 – The City of Gothenburg
Abstract: I have been asked to write a paper over “my urban idol
2050” to be the foundation for a presentation at a session at the ERSA
congress in Bratislava in August 2012. No special instructions were given,
so I have chosen to write a kind of scenario for the possible future
development in the region where I live – the Gothenburg region. I have not
used a traditional scenario technique with several different scenarios.
Instead I present one scenario, which I have developed based upon some of
the information I have about the region, ideas found in the literature in
the field and ideas developed by the SWECO team during the RiverCity
workshop in June 2011. Certainly none of us know what the future will bring
but I hope that at least my attempt will stimulate some thinking and some
discussions about urban development both in general and in Gothenburg.
Keywords: Urban development; scenario; urban region; urban planning; new tradeable sectors; key occupations; investments; built environment; city branding; climate change; creativity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: H40; H70; I30; J20; O18; R11; R58; (follow links to similar papers)
25 pages, November 28, 2013
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