Jennifer James of Black & Veatch joins the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

Jennifer is an entrepreneurial Smart Cities leader with more than 20 years of experience building innovation businesses in the technology, municipal and utility markets. As Smart Cities Solution Lead with global engineering company, Black & Veatch, Jennifer helps cities and communities leverage technology to become more sustainable, resilient and successful. She previously led market development…

Leading Cities: From Local to Global

The growth of cities around the world has been a popular topic in recent years. With an estimated 3 million individuals moving into a city worldwide each week, the challenges and opportunities facing cities are growing exponentially. Leading Cities’ mission to make cities better places to live, work and play has driven this organization to…

Introducing Jonathan Berk: The Newest Member Leading Cities’ Boston Local Advisory Board

Jonathan has worked as an attorney focusing on real estate development projects across Massachusetts for several years helping developers and investors realize their creative visions for development projects and communities. Working on these he realized there was always something missing. You can build “utopia” within the four walls of the building you’re working on but…

The “Smartness” Of Smart City Ecosystems

First, there was the question “what is a Smart City?” Then definitions with varying degrees of details emerged, leading to the second question—how is a Smart City actually defined? Though these questions are still being debated and no single definition has emerged, what has evolved without question is both the need for and rise of…