La “ competitività “ di Milano e Torino al centro della Conferenza annuale italiana di ULI –Urban Land Institute

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 .