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City As A Platform Manifesto: Cities And Stakeholders Unite

by Michael Lake; President and CEO of Leading Cities The city of Yinchuan in western China played host to an impressive gathering of Smart City thought leaders from around the world. In partnership with TM Forum, the industry association driving digital business transformation of the communications industry, the city of Yinchuan convened approximately 1,000 participants…Read more City As A Platform Manifesto: Cities And Stakeholders Unite

We welcome Carme Trinidad, as new member of Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board

Carme is a social psychologist that started to work at the university as a social psychology lecturer. She quickly learned that she had no understanding of how to properly teach, so she started studying learning processes,  communication, conflict management and dialog methods. Her challenge was to construct dialog and learning processes in digital platforms. Her…Read more We welcome Carme Trinidad, as new member of Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board

Smart City, Faith City

Author:  Kevin P. Martin, Jr. | Smart & Resilient Cities //html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js I've had the privilege of being a delegate in the Leading Cities annual Exchange Missions since their beginning.  For me, lifelong learning, sharing insight, exchanging knowledge, developing global relationships, building bridges and helping to develop new ideas and platform strategies... it's been an amazing,…Read more Smart City, Faith City

Positive Contamination of Smart Parking

Author: Michael Lake Rio de Janeiro a city with almost 12M inhabitants shares a problem familiar to most cities—a lack of adequate parking spaces and the means to properly manage them. Parking is an essential need for city drivers and those businesses wanting such individuals to get to work, shop or do business, but lack…Read more Positive Contamination of Smart Parking

Smart Bus Rapid Transit – Rio de Janeiro

Smart Bus Rapid Transit - Rio de Janeiro | Smart & Resilient Cities //html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js S&RC Contributor Renato De Castro reports on Smart Bus Rapid Transit - Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is ranked as the 5th Latin-American Smart City and it took the first place in the latest national rankings. Public Transportation is a…Read more Smart Bus Rapid Transit – Rio de Janeiro

Vision, Leadership & Innovative Financing: the Port of Maravilha Redevelopment Case

Author:  Robert C. Buckley, Esq. | Smart & Resilient Cities //html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js Recently a delegation from Leading Cities travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to explore and exchange best practices in public policy including current development and planning trends occurring in this world class city.  One of the most interesting initiatives being undertaken is the redevelopment…Read more Vision, Leadership & Innovative Financing: the Port of Maravilha Redevelopment Case

Third day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

The final day arrived, our heads are spinning full of new ideas, and projects to share throughout the Leading Cities Network. Over the course of these three days at the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress we have learned about new technologies, private and public initiatives that could be the next revolution of the urban…Read more Third day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

Second day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

For the Leading Cities delegation, the second day of the #SCEWC15 has been a very productive day defined by the organization of different meeting ranging from Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, and his vice-president and chief of international cooperation Alfred Bosch and his team, to the Director of International Relations in the Mayor of Barcelona’s office.…Read more Second day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

Leading Cities @ Smart Cities

During this week and due to the participation and leadership role of Leading Cities in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2015 held in Barcelona we will share a series articles, with brief summaries regarding our presence in this global forum about city innovation, where cities, government, public and private sector meet to design the…Read more Leading Cities @ Smart Cities