This report provides an overview of the UK’s capabilities for urban innovation by illustrating examples of activities led by businesses, universities and research institutions, and city governments and other civic organisations. Through case studies the report highlights the exportable products and services that have emerged from the UK’s future cities innovation ecosystem.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation published the Future of Data-Driven Innovation report. This report explores the tremendous growth in data collection, delving into the implications on business and public policy.
The Intelligent Community Forum today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. The Smart21 Communities of 2015 is comprised of five communities from the United States, four communities from Australia, four communities from Taiwan, three communities from Canada, and one community each from Brazil, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya and New Zealand.
In cities around the world, digital platforms are bringing together citizens and service providers in innovative ways. In a recent post on Medium Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief of R&D and Julia Root, Adjunct Fellow at the GovLab write about the ways in which we observe cities re-imagining themselves. The authors point to four distinct ways that cities are redefining how they plan, build and invest in their futures.
This Navigant Research white paper examines the critical issues facing cities and utilities as they develop the energy policies needed in the century of the city. The emerging vision is of smart cities that integrate large and small-scale energy initiatives ranging from improvements in national infrastructure through citywide energy efficiency programs to local energy generation.
CNNMoney’s “Most Innovative Cities” list and the stories that accompany it are just a snapshot into what’s happening in America’s urban environments. In surveying experts, we heard about more than 50 U.S. cities — and the mayors behind them — that are championing creative solutions.
A new report, published by Democracy Collaborative, is a representative survey of some key emerging best practices in state and local policy-making to support community wealth building—designed to support economic inclusion goals, create quality jobs with family-supporting wages, address generational poverty, stabilize communities and the environment, and address growing wealth inequality.