This 2017 Global Cities report takes a look at the world’s leading cities as well as those that are likely to become more important on the global stage. It includes the Global Cities Index, which examines cities’ performance, and the Global Cities Outlook, which evaluates their potential. Together, the Index and Outlook present a unique lens on the world’s largest and most influential cities and those primed to make a strong impact.
The Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, whose second iteration was concluded yesterday, June 28, in Austin, Texas, will relocate next year to Kansas City, Missouri, which has launched its own transformation into a Smart City four years ago and aims to become the smartest city in the US.
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?