Strategies on how to do business in the City of the Future geared towards saving resources and sufficiency

The urban factory is back, this time in the form of low-emission urban factories and urban agriculture, manufacturing in small craft industries and traditional local commerce or Industry 4.0. It is altering urban economic cycles, for instance in the manufacturing sector, agriculture, nutrition and construction.

However, urban production in the City of the Future also challenges traditional strategies behind land allocation, location marketing and business development:

  • How will the location preferences of industry and business be realised in future?
  • How can increasing competition for land for housing, businesses and services be resolved?
  • What demands do municipalities face as stakeholders in planning or as promoters of business?

These and other questions are dealt with as part of the “Urban production” focus topic, with feasible approaches being investigated.