Si è svolta a Milano il 19 aprile scorso la Conferenza annuale italiana di ULI – Urban Land Institute, che avuto al centro del dibattito la competitività di Milano e Torino, esaminate sotto il profilo di “ fattori di successo” da ULI normalmente considerati : tecnologia, densità, innovazione, urban planning e geopolitics. Relezionando le due città italiane ad altri esempi europei .
«ULI is pleased to publish this research report analysing the international competitiveness of Milan and Turin. The challenge of developing and maintaining a competitive edge is of importance for cities around the world» affermano Lisette van Doorn Chief Executive Officer, ULI Europe Giancarlo Scotti Chair, ULI Italy , nell’ Introduzione al Report , che così continua : «In Italy, this issue is framed by distinct pressures and challenges posed by the country’s history and strategic role in Europe. In some sectors, such as the creative and innovation sectors, businesses and talent have become increasingly mobile and attracted to cities that offer both liveability and innovation. At the same time, investors focus exclusively on cities. In this context, competition amongst cities for investment and talent is significant. Based on ULI’s longstanding research focused on cities, we have developed a framework to assess the competitiveness of cities, addressing a variety of factors ranging from the governance framework and regulatory issues to softer issues, such as liveability and social integration.This Report reviews the key competitive strengths and weaknesses of Milan and Turin and makes a series of concrete recommendations. These will be useful to all those in the public and private sectors who wish to take action to enhance the competitiveness of these two cities.
reading this report will increase awareness of the issues surrounding the competitiveness of Milan and Turin, and cities more broadly».
Concludendo, secondo i curatori del Rapporto ( Greg Clark CBE, Senior Fellow, ULI Europe Tim Moonen, Director,The Business of Cities e Jake Nunley, Research Associate, The Business of Cities) , che : «Milan and Turin are well placed to develop their role in the European system of cities. To make the most of their opportunity, Milan and Turin should rely on their leaders in the civic and private sectors – including universities, research centres, airports, exhibition centres, landowners and developers, and other leaders and institutions – to identify catalysts, assemble projects, build alliances, and create momentum. At the same time, both cities would benefit from exploring greater inter-city collaboration and complementary approaches, including defining their sectoral strengths, mapping the flows of workers, firms and innovation, and managing the natural and developed space between the two cities. A possible joint bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics may also prompt deeper collaboration. This would make the whole region a more attractive prospect for international investment».
Una quarantina, infine, i contributori italiani , tra i quali spiccano Alessandro Balducci, Politecnico di Milano, Valentino Castellani, già Sindaco di Torino, Marco Dettori, Presidente Assimpredil ANCE, Silvia Rovere, Presidente Assoimmobiliare, e molti associati di ULI in Italia .