Parramatta, an Australian city, 23 km west of Sydney, is on the way to becoming a showcase city for the integration of digital services into community life in that country. The ParraConnect initiative will help businesses, community groups, government stakeholders and residents capitalise on the growth of emerging connective technologies.
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IBM has launched the CityOne, an on-line game that can help city leaders, businesses, and students figure out how to make cities work better by simulating transportation, environmental, business and logistical problems. The game is part of the Big Blue’s broader “Smarter Planet” initiative.
Businessweek publishes a series of articles by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams on using the power of collaboration to reboot business and the world. The Harvard Business Review also has a podcast, featuring Don Tapscott on the same subject.
The latest issue of Nature journal examines the special relationship between scientists and cities and how each can bring out the best in the other. It contains lots of great and feature articles on the synergy between urban areas and scientific innovation.
Richard Florida and his team in Martin Prosperity Institute used the recently released Academic Ranking of World Universities to chart the locations of the world’s leading 500 research universities by the city and metro region where they are located.
Leptos Group, a leading property developer in Cyprus, announced the start of a Smart Eco City project . The project is an integrated urban mixed-use scheme located on a 1.1 million square meter site in Pafos, Cyprus
Richard Florida, and his colleagues in Martin Prosperity Institute published two papers on the Creative Class concept entitled “The Creative Class Paradigm” and “The Creative Class, Post-Industrialism and the Happiness of Nations”