How cities should invest for future economic and environmental vitality

How cities should invest for future economic and environmental vitality

Cities are the driving force behind the global economy – according to McKinsey, just 600 cities are responsible for 60 per cent of the global GDP – and the number of people living in cities is expected to increase from 3.6 billion in 2010 to 6.3 billion in 2050.

What strategies can cities adopt to plan, build and maintain themselves as centers of innovation and economic growth?

This paper is written by Gianluca Lange, Head of AEC/ENI, Autodesk ASEAN. Gianluca Lange is the head of AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry in ASEAN at Autodesk, a 3D design software company.

Some of the ideas reflected in this article came from a roundtable forum hosted by Autodesk and McGraw-Hill Financial Global Institute. More info is available here.

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