Participation and Democracy in the Digital Age in Cities

In the face of the growing ubiquity of new technologies and digitalization, cities across the globe are experimenting with new ways of governance tools for civic engagement. Digital transformation offers the ability to reach a higher number of people and interact with them in innovative ways. Cities and municipalities are taking advantage of these opportunities […]

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Ageing in the City: Can Metropolises Contribute to Better Senior Living?

Today, we live longer and healthier lives than ever before. In 2017, 962 million people was aged 60 years or over, and this number is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100. Additionally, more than half of the world’s population already lives in cities and it is forecast […]

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Cities and autonomous cars: new business models and smart governance

Since 2005, Barcelona hosts the largest and most important exhibition for the mobile industry: the Mobile World Congress (MWC). After six years, in 2011, Barcelona was chosen as GSMA Mobile World Capital and will continue to be the site of GSMA Mobile World Congress through 2023. Besides the positive externalities generated into the local economy, […]

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How the Collaborative Economy Is Changing Cities

Sharing in cities is not a new idea. In fact, cities emerged as an instrument for taking advantage of the benefits of agglomeration and they are the primary point where communities share: from communal spaces and shared infrastructure, to homes and public services. However, in recent years, collaborative initiatives have multiplied and expanded at an […]

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