An increasingly growing part of the population will become urbanized, making urban environments all denser. The urban spatial organization is crucial for a quality of urban life but also the capacity to generate wealth.
In order to accommodate both the residential function and the economic function, a smart densification is required, as a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of transport facilities.
The AEMC-network position
AEMC asks that the economic function of metropolitan regions takes the center in the current debate, both on the part of spatial research and practical planning. Planning in metropolitan areas should guarantee sufficient space for high-tech locations in the urban context, sufficient space for metropolitan services, accessible for international customers, and a traffic organization that combines international and local demand for transport.