URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Making Cities Work for All: Data and Actions for Inclusive Growth

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Making Cities work for all: Data and Actions for Inclusive Growth is a report published by OECD in 2016. On the one hand, this report provides internationally comparable data on economic growth, inequalities and well-being at the city level in OECD countries. On the other hand, it proposes a framework for action, to help national and local governments reorient policies towards more inclusive growth in cities.

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Digital entrepreneurship: An idea bank for local policymakers

nesta digital enterpreneurhsip logoThis publication by nesta.org is an idea bank aiming to help local European policymakers and influencers create better conditions for entrepreneurship at the regional or city level. The publication is detailed and covers all the major areas on which local policy makers should address different challenges. The publication includes as Annex a Policy Action Guide with a template for policy makers to support the designing of a useful mix of policies to support digital entrepreneurship suited to different environments. The included guide contains ten-steps which comprise an idealised policy process and are not so straightforward in reality. Continue reading…

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2017 Predictions

idc_futurescapes_logoThis IDC study provides IDC’s top 10 predictions for the 2016 Smart City agenda. It provides a springboard for thinking about the future within the context of a structured set of predictions tied to current and next budget cycles. The IDC Smart City team outlines key recommendations for government leaders who want to understand trends impacting IT investments and determine the best course for strategic planning. Continue reading…

Report: Making a Success of Digital Government

making_a_success_od_dig_govThis report published by the Institute for Government, UK, says that after five years of getting more services online, UK government is hitting a wall. But despite some public services still running on last century’s computers, the real barrier to progress is not technology but the lack of political drive from the top. Continue reading…

Roadmap: A Cloud for Global Good

a-cloud-for-global-goodMicrosoft published a roadmap to help policymakers take full advantage of the transformational benefits of the cloud. The roadmap contains a set of 78 recommendations in 15 policy categories that will provide the foundation for a regulatory environment that leads to a trusted, responsible, and inclusive cloud. Continue reading…

Wise Council: Insights from the cutting edge of data-driven local government

wise_councilThis report, published by Nesta UK, profiles some of the most pioneering uses of data in UK local government. It uses case study research to explore the many and various ways in which councils are already using data to make their services more effective, manage budget cuts and support the local economy. Continue reading…

Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation

cities-data-digital_innovationThe Paper “Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation”, published by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG ), Canada, looks at opportunities for city governments to harness the data revolution. The paper charts the course of big data and digital innovation in Toronto and London, UK, and offers a recipe for success.

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Programmable City workshop: “Creating Smart Cities”

the programmable cityThe Programmable City project is investigating the relationship between networked digital technologies and infrastructures and urban management and governance and city life. Continue reading…

Social Innovation Index 2016

sii-2016The Social Innovation Index 2016, created by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), measures the capacity for social innovation across 45 countries–G20 and OECD nations, together with select others to illustrate some notable trends in developing economies.
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Report – Redefining Global Cities

redefining-global-cities-coverThe world’s largest metropolitan economies can be classified into seven groups that reveal their distinct competitive advantages in the global economy. A new report from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program introduces a typology that categorizes global cities and assesses the opportunities and challenges they confront for powering the next wave of global economic growth. Continue reading…