This week, nearly 500 urban resilience leaders from cities around the world, including 80 Chief Resilience Officers, are gathering in New York City to share ideas and innovations from their cities, collaborate on new solutions, explore New York as a living laboratory for urban resilience, and to together chart the course of the movement. Here is the programme and links to video lectures (from 100ResilientCities)
The report ‘Spark, Scale, Sustain’ shares the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) approach to innovation, over 40 case studies of innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals in practice and Features on Alternative Finance, Behavioral Insights, Data Innovation and Public Policy Labs.
In this new paper, Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, summarises some of the key policy tools that national governments have used or considered, and which together provide a menu of options for any future national governments that want to develop a more comprehensive strategy for social innovation. The tools are divided in ten categories: Laws and Regulations, New Funding Sources, New Uses of Money, Social Innovation and Public Services, Growing Capacity, Empowerment and Democracy, Social Innovation and Science R&D, Social Innovation and Problem Solving, New Metrics, and Structures.
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, created by the JRC of the European Commission, is a new tool to monitor and assess the performance of ‘Cultural and Creative Cities’ in Europe vis-à-vis their peers using both quantitative and qualitative data. This first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor shows how well 168 selected cities in 30 European countries
Urban Land Institute to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities to Help Improve Resilience of Urban Areas Globally
Last week, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on
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.
This new report highlights the latest trends in government innovation. The topics identified through this review are not the only trends and examples in government innovation, but they do provide a glimpse of where government innovation stands today and where it may be going tomorrow. By identifying and sharing them and by serving as a global forum for connecting innovators around the world, the OECD and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation hope that they can be used by others to embed successes, reduce the impact of failure, and speed up the transformative process of innovation to deliver value for citizens at new heights and scales.