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

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Leading Cities: From Local to Global

The growth of cities around the world has been a popular topic in recent years. With an estimated 3 million individuals moving into a city worldwide each week, the challenges and opportunities facing cities are growing exponentially. Leading Cities’ mission to make cities better places to live, work and play has driven this organization to…Read more Leading Cities: From Local to Global

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Commends Michael Lake As Only American Nominated For International Smart Cities Award

Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities, is the only American nominated for the inaugural UK Smart Cities Awards 2017 in the category “Smart City Leader & Promoter.” Michael has been recognized globally as a pioneer in the space of Smart Cities for his leadership in networking cities across international borders with the launch…Read more Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Commends Michael Lake As Only American Nominated For International Smart Cities Award

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

“You can’t be smart without learning from mistakes” by Patricia Silva

Managing the public’s expectations, and making them see that trialling new urban solutions and failing is “not a bad thing, just a part of the process” - this step was “crucial to Boston’s success”, said Michael Lake, chairman and CEO of Leading Cities, yesterday, at the annual meeting of an international network of nine cities…Read more “You can’t be smart without learning from mistakes” by Patricia Silva