In a partnership of public, private, not-for-profit and academic organisations we wanted to create a platform on a global level that would serve to share insights on 'Innovative Urban Development Strategies for Sustainable Competitiveness'. Which initiatives have proven to be successful and what are the key success factors to make them happen? These and other questions are addressed in our joint worldwide study with over twenty urban case studies. It shows how cities in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia are dealing with the challenges.
What are the essential features of these approaches and to what extent can they be transferred to other cities? What financial, legal and organizational matters need to be solved and how can this be done? These findings will be outlined in our study that will be launched in April 2014.