The city of Cartagena and its surroundings have some of the best urban and territorial opportunities of the Diamond to develop initiatives and projects of wide scope and with international projection. The fundamental objective of the proposed strategic projects in Cartagena is to create the appropriate spaces for the development of economic activities that diversify the economy, improve competitiveness and contribute to a more socially balanced city and better integrated with its natural environment.
Its maritime location, the values of its environment (especially the coastal areas), and the attractiveness of its Historical Center are key elements to drive a significant growth of the tourism sector. The improvement of environmental quality and living conditions in the city (residential options, international connectivity, internal mobility, socioeconomic balance, citizen security, etc.) are prerequisites for Cartagena to play a relevant role in the knowledge economy .