Smart Cities, From Trend To Future Reality

The phrase “Smart City,” as well as the concept behind the phrase, has become a trend over the last few years. This trend has pushed companies and institutions to become something that, in many cases, they do not fully understand. They want to be “Smart” like they want to be “Green.” However, these objectives are…

Areti Markopoulou Joins Leading Cities’ Barcelona Local Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce the addition of Areti Markopoulou to Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board for Leading Cities. Areti Markopoulou is a Greek architect, technologist and educator working at the intersection between architecture and digital technologies. She is currently the Academic Director at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona leading international platforms…

Barcelona’s Advisory Board cointinues to growth with the incorporation of Anne-Sophie Gresle

A resident of Barcelona for the past 10 years, Anne-Sophie has worked on several international multi-centric research projects related to Education and Health (public health, biomedical research and health policy). She is currently working as a project manager at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health coordinating the Responsible Research and Innovation initiative whose main purpose…

We would like to present to you Daniela Rubio, digital media accessibility consultant and new member of the Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board.

Daniela Rubio participates in the development and implementation of different projects regarding inclusive education and job integration for people with special needs. Daniela particularly works with Apple technologies in order to enhance pedagogical methods and help in creating accessible educational and professional materials, by giving customized support to parents, teachers and individual users. Also, she…

Parag Khanna launches “Technocracy in America”

With the convergence of globalization, technology and more recently democracy, America and nations around the world are questioning the impact these changes will have and the solutions to the challenges that they create. Leading Cities is proud to announce that Parag Khanna—a Leading Cities member, best-selling author, geo-strategist and one of Esquire’s 75 most influential…