Nigel Jacob: The Newest Member of Leading Cities’ Boston Local Advisory Board

Nigel Jacob is the newest member of the Leading Cities Boston Local Advisory Board. He is the Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator and R&D Lab within Boston’s City Hall. Nigel’s work is about making urban life better via innovative, people-oriented applications of technology and design. Prior to…Read more Nigel Jacob: The Newest Member of Leading Cities’ Boston Local Advisory Board

Leading Cities Coordinators Win Best Book of the Year Award for “Cities in Crisis”

Leading Cities is proud to announce and congratulate Jörg Knieling, Local Coordinator of Leading Cities in Hamburg, and his team members, including Joaquín Rodríguez the Local Coordinator of Leading Cities in Barcelona, for winning the Best Book of the Year Award issued by the Regional Studies Association with their publication “Cities in Crises, Socio-spatial impacts…Read more Leading Cities Coordinators Win Best Book of the Year Award for “Cities in Crisis”

Third day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

The final day arrived, our heads are spinning full of new ideas, and projects to share throughout the Leading Cities Network. Over the course of these three days at the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress we have learned about new technologies, private and public initiatives that could be the next revolution of the urban…Read more Third day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

Second day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

For the Leading Cities delegation, the second day of the #SCEWC15 has been a very productive day defined by the organization of different meeting ranging from Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, and his vice-president and chief of international cooperation Alfred Bosch and his team, to the Director of International Relations in the Mayor of Barcelona’s office.…Read more Second day chronicle of the Smart City Expo and World Congress 2015

“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