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Cities are where the future happens first. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 80 of the world’s greatest cities, representing over 600 million people and one quarter of the global economy.

Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
cities  smartcities  C40 
july 2016 by dunc
Surely there's a smarter approach to smart cities? (Wired UK)
"It should actively and consciously enable us to contribute to data-making (rather than being mere consumers of it), and encourage us to make far better use of data that's already around us." Usman on the smart city
smartcities  cities  citizenscience 
november 2012 by dunc
Needed: An Economic Performance Index for Cities - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities
"There are far more meaningful and investment-worthy cities than there are nations. But we need better metrics to measure their performance and invest in their potential.

It is time for a serious city performance index to emerge that provides real-time data which banks, insurers, property developers, investors, and municipalities can actually use to capture rapidly changing urban dynamics. Earlier this year, the Financial Times reported that hedge funds sought to short U.S. municipal bonds on the basis that data was insufficient as whether cities were actually solvent. Some of the data that will necessary include indicators around entrepreneurship levels and capital investment, education and creativity, political stability and hybrid governance institutions."
cities  informatics  convergence  economics  smartcities 
november 2011 by dunc

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