Cities become independent

A study by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has analyzed the impact that the crisis and globalization have had on cities, this project, led by Lucía Sáez, highlights the growing economic independence that cities are beginning to have from countries.

The study affirms that the most competitive cities and those that have suffered the ravages of the crisis to a lesser extent are those with their own economic structure and roadmap together with marked innovative activity that allows them to compete internationally.

In general, the cities that most resemble the mentioned criteria turn out to be the cities of central and northern Europe, countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Germany lead the list with their cities.

As far as the southern countries are concerned, as we can read on the university portal “Italy and Spain have cities that are between the best and the worst located: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Milan and Rome appear in the “top 10″, while Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Córdoba, as well as the Italian cities of Taranto and Caserta appear in the last places”