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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…

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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…

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Lisbon Reinforces Its Collaboration with Leading Cities

Leading Cities is entering a new phase of its history by diversifying its activities, helping to identify disruptive trends and technologies. These activities not only analyze new patterns of social behavior and communication among citizens, but also produce a redefinition on the field of entrepreneurship and urban smart solutions leading to a redefinition of the…

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Opportunities Abound at the Smart City Expo World Congress

Authors: Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities and Joaquín Rodríguez, Local Coordinator of Leading Cities in Barcelona As it has been a tradition for our organization, Leading Cities has been actively involved for the fifth consecutive year at the Smart City Expo World Congress, held in Barcelona in November 2016. Our organization has…

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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…