In this article, Richard Florida describes how tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars, but now they’re tearing those cities apart. Urban areas provide the diversity, creative energy, cultural richness
As NESTA is wrapping up the CITIE programme (CITy approaches to catalysing Innovation and Entrepreneurship), they share their findings and bring together summaries of the various reports they have published since the project launched. Their analysis of over 50 global cities has revealed a rich diversity of approaches to catalysing innovation and entrepreneurship: in other words, there is no single pathway to success.
Nevertheless, high-performing city governments recognise that new ideas and
The new report of JRC “Innovation and Regional Specialisation in Latin America” analyses how smart specialisation is implemented in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The study also suggests collaboration between smart specialisation initiatives in these countries, which together represent a population of over 460 million inhabitants, with EU regions.
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.
The call for submissions for the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017) is now open. If you are you an academic, a university technology manager, an entrepreneur, a policy-maker, an investor or you represent a business interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional development?
This report, published by the Rockefeller’s Foundation 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative, offers a look at how three bold, cutting-edge member cities are leading the way in mainstreaming resilience into the everyday fabric of their cities, and the benefits they expect to reap from their efforts. This report is meant to both celebrate the work these cities are doing, and also to elevate their lessons learned for others that want to engage in the resilience building process.
The European Union Regional Social Progress Index aims to measure social progress on 50 indicators across the 272 regions of the EU member states as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress. It is a collaborative project carried out by the Social Progress Imperative, Orkestra (a research institute on competitiveness in the Basque region) and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.