Innovation clusters: Understanding life cycles is a report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit. It focuses on the life cycles of five innovation clusters and the possible factors that determine their success. The report is based on desk research and expert interviews, referring to five case studies sited at Silicon Roundabout (UK), Bangalore (India), Boulder (United States), Singapore, and Estonia.
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The City Data Strategy for London is a document built around the vision of making London the most dynamic and productive City Data Market in the world, where the capabilities, talents and capacity of all city data partners will impact on the huge social, economic and service-based challenges of the city.
The Black & Veatch Insights Group report tries to reveal emerging issues regarding the increasing global trend of smart cities. According to this report, aspects of increased sustainability, resilience and improved quality-of-life have been identified as core elements of a smart city, paving the way for the creation of smart utilities.
In his latest article Prof. Rob Kitchin, on “The planner” elaborates how urban big data enables a highly granular, longitudinal system, whole system understanding of a city system or service.
“Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the Circular Economy Potential” is a report produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, trying to reveal opportunities arising by the intersection of the circular economy and intelligent assets. These intelligent assets, regarded by many as the impending “fourth industrial revolution”, could possibly lead to the creation of large scale opportunities through their interplay with circular economy value drivers.
“Technology and the Future of Cities” is a report created by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recommending ways to make the most of technology and innovation opportunities for cities. The report lays out why now is a good time to promote technologies for cities:
The report “The City as Platform: How Digital Networks Are Changing Urban Life and Governance”, published by the Aspen Institute considers the impact of networks and networking on cities from technological, economic, social, cultural and policy viewpoints. The report is a result of Institute’s 2015 Roundtable on Information Technology.