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Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative has released its new whitepaper on Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’. This report demystifies the new sharing economy vocabulary, explains key drivers for sharing, and the opportunities for cities to engage and drive sharing practices. It also explores how cities can …
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Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation

The need for cities to fully harness the potential of data constantly flowing through them has never been more urgent. Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation, highlights examples from around the world of how cities are doing exactly this: using new technology, data collection and analysis to improve services and liveability for their citizens. …
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Migration and Its Impact on Cities

The World Economic Forum has released a report taking a deep dive on migration and cities, exploring the types, causes and patterns of migration, the most affected corridors and cities, the impact on urban infrastructure and services, the solutions that can be employed and how cities can seek to future proof themselves to address this …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2017

The third edition of the Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) evaluates cities’ level of development in relation to 10 key areas or dimensions: governance, urban planning, public management, technology, the environment, international outreach, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, human capital and the economy. This edition includes 181 cities, including 72 capitals, representing more than 80 …
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Mercer’s 2017 Global Quality of Living Ranking

Vienna, Austria was once again ranked the city with the highest quality of life — for the eighth year in a row. Zurich, Switzerland and Aukland, New Zealand followed Vienna. Mercer’s authoritative Quality of Living Survey is the most comprehensive in the world, taking the city’s political and social environment, medical care and health considerations, public …
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Cities of opportunity 2016

This PWC study analyzes the situation of 30 cities, evaluating aspects like their capacity to take advantage of the new technologies, health services, transport, easiness to do business, costs, etc. London, Singapore and Toronto lead the ranking. The only Spanish city in the list, Madrid, is in the 16th place. You can read the report …
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Regenerating Urban Land

The World Bank has just published the report “Regenerating Urban Land: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leveraging Private Investment.” The study looks at regeneration programs from eight cities around the world:  Ahmedabad, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Santiago, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington DC. According to the report, the single most crucial component in rejuvenating decaying urban areas …
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OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

The OECD has just published Regions at a Glance 2016. The study shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being. According to the report income inequality is worsening within many countries, and regional disparities in housing, safety and air quality inside countries are also growing wider in many cases. Regions at …
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African Economic Outlook 2016

The African Development Bank jointly with the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme has published the “African Economic Outlook 2016: Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.” The report presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. The 2016 report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2016

Smarten up, London. New York is now one notch above the British capital, taking first place in IESE’s annual ranking of the world’s “smartest” cities, while American and European cities vie for overall dominance, with nine cities each in the top 25. IESE’s third annual Cities in Motion Index (CIMI), prepared by the IESE Center …
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