The 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.
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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Boston University held a panel discussion on the future of federal policies for smart cities, their opportunities and challenges, and the cutting-edge research and innovation that makes these advances possible.
Drawing on well over 100 interviews with urban policy experts in the United States and around the world—including mayors, city commissioners, academic experts, corporate executives, labor officials, and philanthropic leaders—this report profiles fifteen of the boldest and most innovative municipal policy reforms of the past decade.
Under the slogan “One more hour a day”, the city of Helsinki has initiated the development of a district, Kalasatama, that aims to manage time more efficiently. Considering time as one of city residents’ most precious resource, the vision of Smart Kalasatama, created together with local residents and other stakeholders, is for everyone to gain an extra hour of free time every day.
This report developed by Machina Research on behalf of Nokia examines the strategies of 22 cities as they become smart, safe and sustainable. It distils three different smart city approaches and highlights key developments in technology and business models which have helped cities become smarter.
This report, issued by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Amsterdam Smart City, analysed 12 smart city projects in Amsterdam to draw lessons and make future smart city projects more effective. The idea was to analyse the non-technological aspects of smart city projects (partnerships, business models, scaling potential) since smart city solutions are not just about developing and applying technology.