The Forward City
Section 3: Jacobs’ Spectrum of Economic Regions
From: Cities Matter
Chapter 7 Economic literature now uses the term Jacobs’ agglomeration, and the term “forward city” is original to this text. The chapter describes “Jacobs Agglomeration” as a city which is diverse, growing, and inventive, which are called “Forward Cities.” It discusses topics including opportunity for migrants and youth, innovative industries, and openness towards trade and science.