Four new cities are under development in the western part of Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh, on the coast north of Jeddah, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mousaed’s Economic City (PABMEC) near Hail, Knowledge Economic City in Al-Madinah (KECM), and Jizan Economic City (JEC).
Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) is focusing on the creation of a high-tech environment that can attract international investors (offering a ‘world class’ physical and information infrastructure, plus attractive financial incentives)Â and create a multiplier effect in the Malaysian economy.
Urban leaders seeking success in the new economy should stop paying attention to ubiquitous city rankings and start focusing their attentions on four dimensions of success: talent, innovation, connections and distinctiveness. CityVitals lays out the rationale for the things cities must be really good at doing today and a new set of metrics — 20 in all — to measure their progress.
MIT Real Time Rome project utilizes data gathered, in real time and at an unprecedented scale, from cell phones and other wireless technologies, to better understand the patterns of daily life in Rome, and to illustrate what ubiquitous connectivity in an urban environment looks like.
The report, “Imagine a Toronto….Strategies for a Creative City” summarises the findings of a project which aimed to produce a strategy that addresses the current needs of Toronto’s creative economy, promotes its future growth and leverages these creative assets to enhance economic and social opportunity.
In this book, editors Ahmed Bounfour (University of Paris XI, France) and Leif Edivinsson (University of Lund, Sweden) have brought together twenty two contributions on intellectual capital. The papers focus on measuring and managing the intellectual capital of communities, cities, regions, and nations.
Intelligent communities and cities belong to an emerging movement targeting the creation of environments that improve cognitive skills and abilities to learn and innovate. They are environments that enable superior cognitive capabilities, creativity, and innovation, which are created from combinations of individual, collective, and artificial intelligence.