The connector

The connector

Successful places have many connectors, who might be organizations or individuals. These connectors and facilitators stand above the nitty gritty of the day to day, important as this is, and look at ‘what really matters’ and where opportunities lie. By…

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The digitized city

The digitized city

How will we experience, navigate and understand the digitized, sensorized city whose deeper impacts are yet to unfold as the power of big data emerges with greater force. Disruptive user-driven business models supplying a constant cascade of information have changed…

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The PUBLIC Symposium:

The PUBLIC Symposium:

International change makers & their transformative ideas There is a deep yearning for shared experiences and shared conversation as well as desire for projects, places and platforms where such encounters can unfold. It focuses our attention on the great virtues…

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What’s new?

What’s new?

A collaboration with the organization Population Matters will look at the impacts of the growing world population on cities. Think back 75 years and 2,287 billion people lived on earth and on the 1st day of 2105 there were 7,244billion…

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Emerging themes

Emerging themes

A shift is happening and it could be significant. Three issues jump into the foreground and they are linked to three words: ‘human’, ‘public’ and ‘start-up’. There is the Human Cities project led by St. Etienne, involving 12 places across…

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Cities of Ambition

Cities of Ambition

A collaboration with the Knight Foundation Miami to be published in June 2015. Why do some cities punch above their weight? How do they avoid being drained of talent and being caught up in the vortex effect of major hubs…

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