Josep Ramon Ferrer Joins Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board

Leading Cities is honored to welcome Mr. Josep Ramon Ferrer as the newest member of Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board. He is the former Deputy CIO and former Smart City Director of the Barcelona City Council (2012-2015) and CEO of the Barcelona Institute of Technology (BIT).  During his tenure with the City Council, he planned and…Read more Josep Ramon Ferrer Joins Barcelona’s Local Advisory Board

The Smart Evolution of Living Buildings

In the United States, 101 million square feet of new construction is already underway. These new structures will define and have the potential to transform our urban spaces, making cities smarter. But are we allowing the evolution of “living” buildings to emerge and create smarter, more resilient urban spaces? The Smart City paradigm, still under…Read more The Smart Evolution of Living Buildings

Renato de Castro for TM Forum interviews Barcelona’s Leading Cities Coordinator, Joaquín Rodríguez

Wall street broker? This is gone! As Data is being considered the "new oil", the trend now is Open Data Broker, have you heard about this concept already? Joaquin Rodriguez Alvarez, the local Leading Cities coordinator in Barcelona talked with Renato de Castro about it for the first TM Forum Smart City Chat . You can…Read more Renato de Castro for TM Forum interviews Barcelona’s Leading Cities Coordinator, Joaquín Rodríguez

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…Read more Smart Cities, From Trend To Future Reality

Josep Lluís de la Rosa of the University of Girona joins Leading Cities

Josep Lluís de la Rosa is a Full Professor at the University of Girona (UdG) Spain since 2010 and Rensselaer Institute of Technology (RPI) New York, USA from 2008-2010. Mr. De la Rosa is also the director of the Technology Research Center Easy and of the Official Master in Smart Cities of the UdG. He…Read more Josep Lluís de la Rosa of the University of Girona joins Leading Cities

The Intelligence Of A Smart University

We have to admit that the role of the university in our society is evolving in a direction very difficult to define, finding itself in a no man’s land between the tradition it represents and a new social framework where knowledge is Online, and the capabilities and qualifications that our society needs are more present…Read more The Intelligence Of A Smart University

Carles Agustí Joins the Local Advisory Board of Leading Cities in Barcelona

Leading Cities is very pleased to announce that Mr. Carles Agustí, Open Government Director at Diputació de Barcelona (Regional Government), is Joining the Leading Cities Barcelona Advisory Board. In addition to the valuable skills, insights and expertise that Mr. Agustí adds to the Advisory Board, his inclusion represents a special addition to the Leading Cities…Read more Carles Agustí Joins the Local Advisory Board of Leading Cities in Barcelona