Choosing the right path to success is one of the most important decisions urban leaders will make. City Success report, published by CEOs for Cities, is a comprehensive review of the principal theories of urban success divided into three categories: Theories of Firms, Theories of People and Theories of Place.
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The Urban Audit provides European urban statistics for 258 cities across 27 European countries. It contains almost 300 statistical indicators presenting information on matters such as demography, society, the economy, the environment, transport, the information society and leisure. The Urban Audit was conducted at the initiative of the Directorate-General for Regional Policy at the European Commission, in cooperation with EUROSTAT and the national statistical offices of the Member States.
As a result of a severe water shortage in Nevada, officials are promoting dry landscaping or “xeriscaping” to residents. The term comes from the greek word “xeros” which means dry. Xeriscaping is designing with the idea of using less water.
Richard Florida, in his latest book entitled “Who’s Your City?’ handled the subject of how the Creative Economy is making the place where someone lives the most important decision of his life. According to Richard Florida place is now more important than ever. He disagrees with the common argument of the age of globalization according to that where you live don’ t matter: you can telecommute with everyone; you can innovate from everywhere.
Silicon Valley experienced a sixth consecutive year of productivity gains in 2007 that surpassed previous highs from the dot com boom, but the growth spurt is offset by economic instability, according to the 2008 Silicon Valley Index released by Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Index, published annually since 1995, measures the strength of the region’ s economy and the health of the community.
The first NESTA Summit – Making Innovative Places – highlighted four major pieces of research including: a final report on ‘Innovation in UK Cities’, a final report on ‘Regional leadership for innovation’, a compilation of essays on ‘Rural innovation’ and an Interim report on ‘Path dependency and innovation’.
Fast Company magazine has selected 30 urban centers that are shaping our future. The list includes creative-class meccas, R&D hot spots, even cities so fast they’re scary. It calls them Fast Cities. They are cauldrons of creativity where the most important ideas and the organizations of tomorrow are centered. They attract the best and brightest. They are great places to work and live.