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…

Leading Cities Coordinators Win Best Book of the Year Award for “Cities in Crisis”

Leading Cities is proud to announce and congratulate Jörg Knieling, Local Coordinator of Leading Cities in Hamburg, and his team members, including Joaquín Rodríguez the Local Coordinator of Leading Cities in Barcelona, for winning the Best Book of the Year Award issued by the Regional Studies Association with their publication “Cities in Crises, Socio-spatial impacts…

Announcing the creation of the “Books and publications” page in the Leading Cities Website

The new “Books and Publications” section of the Leading Cities website aims to configure a space where Leading Cities’ network of researchers can share their latest publication(s) in order to provide a deeper vision about the challenges of the 21st century, related with urbanism, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and economy under the umbrella of Smart-Cities and…

For Government Trust Does Not Exist Without the Us

City leaders around the world are facing challenges in a global environment that is rapidly changing and becoming more interconnected than at any point in our history. This creates many challenges, but it also provides avenues for solutions to those same challenges. In a recently released report, Leading Cities has published its findings on the…

Co-Creating Sustainable Cities

Co-creation is often considered a business term. In reality, it is a method for decision making that is applicable far beyond business strategy. It is at its core highly democratic and, increasingly, governments are turning to co-creation techniques to make better decisions and analyze policy questions. In our initial report, released early in 2014, we…

Research

Leading Cities strives to be a leader in innovative urban research. Our team of researchers at universities across the globe are experts in urban policy. Leading Cities strives to make sure our research has real life implications for the residents of our cities. Our research methods are designed to include all stakeholders – exactly the…