Leading Cities is now accepting applications for its second edition of the AcceliCITY smart city startup accelerator. Last year’s inaugural edition of the contest worked with 27 semi-finalists selected from more than 550 applications from over 40 countries.
As published by Smart & Resilient Cities Leading Cities, a global network for Smart City growth and collaboration, has launched a global Smart City startup competition that provides potential capital from a network of investors as well as the tools and knowledge of how to do business with cities. The goal of the program is to…Read more Leading Cities Launches AcceliCITY, A Global Smart City Startup Competition
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
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
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
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 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