Belgian cities’ competitiveness: new report

The Business of Cities has authored a new report aBrussels Antwerp Report imagenalysing the competitiveness of Brussels and Antwerp. Launched at ULI Belgium’s inaugural Annual Conference in May 2016, the report assesses Belgium’s two largest cities along 12 dimensions of competitiveness. For Brussels, the report highlights the city’s geo-political and governance risks, and the importance of catalytic projects to address social and spatial imbalances. For Antwerp, the report illustrates the value of a metropolitan growth strategy and an infrastructure pipeline to promote city living. The report recommends that both cities’ potential in the new innovation economy will be enhanced through greater clarity and international visibility of the two cities’ brand and identity.