A new study by the Center for an Urban Future finds that New York City’s leading universities and scientific research centers have not become catalysts for entrepreneurship and local economic development the way similar institutions have in other regions.
Archive for 2009
Toronto’s Vital Signs annual report provides a snapshot of the trends in the city, highlighting progress it should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed for quality of life. The goals of report include inspiring civic engagement, providing focus for public debate, and guiding donors and stakeholders who want to direct their resources to areas of greatest need.
The Business Week Magazine publishes a special report entitled “Growth Through Innovation” which looks at how innovation can steer a company’s strategy, even in tough times.
FORTUNE Small Business magazine and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced the 2009 list of the 50 best places in the United States to launch a business. Topping the list are Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as the no. 1 large city; Huntsville, Alabama, as the no. 1 medium city; and Billings, Montana no. 1 small city.
A special feature on November issue of Wired UK’s magazine is about Digital Cities. The magazine explores how real time data is reinventing urban life, transforming our cities, informing their citizens and improving economic, social and environmental sustainability. The Wired’s Digital Cities package contains of five stories:
The seventh OPEN DAYS took place between 5 and 8 October 2009 in Brussels with 125 seminars, workshops, debates and exhibitions for around 7,000 participants. More than 250 event partners have joined forces, among which 213 regions and cities from 33 European countries, and more than 600 speakers were actively involved.
The EU’s plan for leadership in green technologies will focus on a network of “smart cities” which will demonstrate renewable and other low-carbon energies in Europe. The recommendations are featured in a draft communication