Ramon Gras, Aretian co-founder, participated in the Reus Horitzo 32 Strategic Plan event last week
On the 12th of November, Ramon Gras Alomà, Aretian Urban Analytics and Design co-founder, participated in the Reus Horitzo 32 Strategic Plan event alongside Oriol Estela Barnet (PEMB), Cristina Sánchez Miret (Universitat de Girona), Sergi Reventós Panyella (UAB), Kepa Korta Murua (City of Donostia) and Anabel Gulías Torreiro (City of Pontevedra). The aim of the event was to discuss the local strategies that the city can adopt to face future challenges, and how the 10-year plan can gather consensus, respond to current needs and anticipate future challenges for the city of Reus, Catalonia.
During this event, Ramon Gras argued that the morphology of a city, its urban form and zoning distribution, has an important impact on the social dynamics and the quality of life of citizens. He explained that a territory — a city, a county, a region, or even a country — that plans its economic growth by driving specific sectors will be more successful than those that are not involved in industry planning. One of the fields on which Ramon and Aretian have been focusing is innovation as it represents a key driver of successful urban environments. The promotion of research and innovation in any field leads to a positive impact on society. Ramon also presented tools of economic and territorial analysis as well as planning tools based on Complexity Science and Network Theory, which help to design strategic interventions aiming at generating better opportunities for the communities, distributing prosperity and improving general quality of life for the population.
You can find a few articles covering the event here:
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