$125,000 for Startups Increasing Urban Resilience

Leading Cities, in partnership with QBE North America, is pleased to announce the launch of The QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge powered by Leading Cities. The Challenge was developed to help accelerate innovations that foster a more resilient world—which is more important than ever in today’s environment. Around the world, our cities are at the forefront…Read more $125,000 for Startups Increasing Urban Resilience

We warmly welcome Oscar Chamat as New Member of Barcelona’s Advisory Board

 Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Oscar Mauricio Chamat is a civil engineer, a senior  consultant in urban innovation, and an urban thinker. He currently advises the Barcelona Council for the network of bike lane expansion. Chamat is also a lecturer of smart cities and citizen participation for the Externado de Colombia University. Since 2016, he has been…Read more We warmly welcome Oscar Chamat as New Member of Barcelona’s Advisory Board

Why We Should Turn Social Credit Scoring Inside-Out

Author: Harry Wilson Very often, what we choose to believe a technology will become, turns out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. In the West, we’ve believed that robots will come to displace us; in Japan, they’ve been seen as helpful and friendly; in each case, technology development has followed the narrative. Today’s dystopian vision is…Read more Why We Should Turn Social Credit Scoring Inside-Out

Former Irish Prime Minister Joins Leading Cities Global Advisory Board

Former Irish Prime Minister Joins Leading Cities Global Advisory Board Leading Cities continues to grow and increase its global presence, establishing new partnerships, and launching new initiatives such as the AcceliCity smart city startup boot camp program and creating a Member City Network open to all cities everywhere. Our global reputation is further enhanced by…Read more Former Irish Prime Minister Joins Leading Cities Global Advisory Board

Exploring The Social Benefits Of Urban Farming In Smart Cities

Over recent years the debate concerning urban agriculture has been growing on both sides of the Atlantic with some common trends, however, deep differences exist among the approaches and philosophies that sustain those projects. There is a common background in relation to the realization that food security is not so universally granted as we might…Read more Exploring The Social Benefits Of Urban Farming In Smart Cities

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We warmly welcome Daniel Marco as a new member of the Leading Cities Local Advisory Board in Barcelona

We warmly welcome Daniel Marco as a new member of the Leading Cities Local Advisory Board in Barcelona Daniel Marco, the most recent addition to the Leading Cities Local Advisory Board in Barcelona, is currently Director of the program SmartCatalonia within the Catalan Government. He has background as electrical Engineer from Polytechnic University of Catalonia…Read more We warmly welcome Daniel Marco as a new member of the Leading Cities Local Advisory Board in Barcelona

Introduction to the Principles of Designed Leadership

Moura Quayle, July 2017                                             (Columbia Business Press blog; words) Looking at familiar places, I realized that the last time I had worked in our capital city was in the private sector, as the principal of a built environment design business – it would now be called a “start-up.”  Close to four decades later,…Read more Introduction to the Principles of Designed Leadership

Doxa Innova & Smart, member of the Leading Cities’ LAB in Barcelona, has presented the projects of Buenos Aires Innovative City and Macau Smart city during the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2017

Doxa Innova & Smart has presented the projects of Buenos Aires Innovative City and Macau Smart city during the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2017. The Catalan company has been advising the Governments of these cities in the development of the strategies of the cities, with special focus on the urban transformation through technology,…Read more Doxa Innova & Smart, member of the Leading Cities’ LAB in Barcelona, has presented the projects of Buenos Aires Innovative City and Macau Smart city during the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2017

How A City Sunken In Violence Became A Center For Innovation

How A City Sunken In Violence Became A Center For Innovation   Medellin, and the importance of leadership I had the pleasure to go to Medellín in February 2016. I knew it was a beautiful city, and I knew all about the problems they faced in a not too distant past. Medellín shared most of…Read more How A City Sunken In Violence Became A Center For Innovation