As you have heard, Milan has been facing some rough economic times over the past few years. And, with a light at the end of the tunnel finally visible for the large city and its country, Milan is hoping to ride out the hard times and meet recovery through the city's impressive design and fashion industries, which are known across the world as some of the best available.
The city of Milan is focusing on design, architecture and related industries, in collaboration with a influential think tank Be Open, in order to reinvigorate economic growth.
Speaking at Milan Design Week, the city's head of economic development said that as Italy's economic landscape endures more turbulent times, Milan has to reassess how it could navigate to more positive economic territory.
"As you can imagine for the City of Milan, this is an important week, not only on an international level, but also for where we are on a city and country level, because of the economic difficulties," says Cristina Tajani, councillor for economic development, higher education and research at the City of Milan.