Urban economy

Urban economy latest publications

November 5, 2018

Trends in urbanization: Risks and opportunities

Urbanization is global process. Cities are the engine of economic development, but their growth also generates costs. Facing these challenges requires the implementation of appropriate policies, taking advantage of the benefits of new technologies.

March 14, 2018

The future of cities

Cities are the engine of economic and social development. In Spain, cities account for 60% of the population and employment, as well as 70% of GDP. However, in addition to benefits, the urban phenomenon generates some costs which increase in line with the size of the city.