How National Governments Can Help Smart Cities Succeed

How National Governments Can Help Smart Cities Succeed

While local governments can and should manage much of the evolution to “smart cities,” national governments have an important role to play as well in accelerating and coordinating their development. Indeed, the long-term success of smart cities will likely depend on whether national governments support their development.

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Research Report: Civic Tech Cities

Research Report: Civic Tech Cities

mySociety has published a report as a result of the Civic Tech Cities project, attempting to shed light on one of the more opaque forms of civic technology implementation, namely, the tech developed and implemented by public institutions in response to their own assessment of service-user and citizen needs. This project was designed to examine how civic tech implemented by […]

Innovation and the City

Innovation and the City

As urban growth has exploded over the past half century, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. From New York to Medellin to Copenhagen, mayors and city managers are finding novel ways to address some of the biggest challenges facing society, whether combating entrenched poverty, financing new infrastructure projects, or protecting the environment. Yet for all the innovative policies taking root in cities across the globe, there are few reliable mechanisms to share what is working. This report aims to fill the gap.

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Sustainable transport can deliver savings of US$70 trillion, according to UN report

Sustainable transport can deliver savings of US$70 trillion, according to UN report

Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General.

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