The “metrobasel 2020” vision was drawn up in 2006 by fifty personalities from all parts of the tri-national Basel metropolitan region and presented through the 2006 metrobasel report and metrobasel forum


metrobasel – cosmopolitan and at the very heart of Europe. metrobasel is the community of everyone living and working in the three countries that converge on Basel. They are working together to mould their future at the very heart of Europe, with the aim of maintaining their top-class location for knowledge and productive work and of developing it further to consolidate its world-class standing. The principal emphasis is on the field of life sciences, closely associated with cutting-edge achievements in culture, social matters, energy and the environment.

The “metrobasel 2020” vision has led to the formulation of the following objectives (diese Aufstellung muss für die Homepage anders dargestellt/formuliert werden):

Research and education: the University of Basel to be in the global top league in life sciences by 2020

Fiscal and regulatory environment for key sectors of the economy: to keep pace with competing locations in North America and Asia

Transport: improvement of the competitiveness of the gateway and the regional passenger railway network (“S-Bahn Basel”)

Energy and environment: reduction in CO2 emissions, enhancement of energy efficiency, expansion of renewable energy sources: to be in the global top group by 2020

Territorial development and quality of life in the metropolis: upgrading the centre of the city and the banks of the Rhine and expansion along the existing residential axes

Cultural scene and creative sector of the economy:evolution into a vibrant small metropolis of world clas

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