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Release of more data is a good thing for citizens

Release of more data is a good thing for citizens | Urban innovation | Scoop.it
A successful open-data ecosystem, however, depends on organisations releasing useful sets, whether they charge for them and, if they do, how much
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Which cities do the world's millionaires and billionaires live in?

Which cities do the world's millionaires and billionaires live in? | Urban innovation | Scoop.it
Twenty cities have more than 100,000 millionaires – but which has most? And where do the world's billionaires live?
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America's Best Performing Cities

America's Best Performing Cities | Urban innovation | Scoop.it

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.


Why do some cites and metros grow faster and better than others? It's a subject of considerable debate. Some say growth is a product of innovation and productivity  and others counter that growth is powered more by resources, home-building and extractive industries. Sometimes debates like these need a referee.

That's where a new report on America's "Best-Performing Cities" released this year by the Milken Institute comes in. The Institute's "Best-Performing Cities index" is a comprehensive and objective metric of metro economic performance and represents an outcomes-based accounting of short and long-term changes in economic output, high-tech industry, jobs, and wages.


Read the complete article for details on the rankings for large metros. Four of the top five metros are noted high-tech knowledge economy centers. San Jose tops the list, high-tech hot spots Austin takes second and Raleigh third, and Washington, D.C., comes in fifth place...


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Cities get smart: urban innovation - in pictures | Guardian Sustainable Biz

Cities get smart: urban innovation - in pictures | Guardian Sustainable Biz | Urban innovation | Scoop.it

Forget flying cars and robots, the cities of the near future will be getting 'smart' using a combination of high- and low-tech solutions. From mixed-use bins and Wi-Fi lampposts, to bike lanes and vertical farming, here are 10 of the best prospective and recent urban innovations

 

Click headline to read more and view pix of the ten urban innovations--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Ireland in the Business of Recovery


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CELTAR Adviser's curator insight, April 22, 2013 10:50 AM

From Irish department of foreign affairs, positioning Ireland for the future

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Open data economy: Eight business models for open data and insight from Deloitte UK - O'Reilly Radar

Open data economy: Eight business models for open data and insight from Deloitte UK - O'Reilly Radar | Urban innovation | Scoop.it

Michele Osella, a researcher and business analyst in the Business Model & Policy Innovation Unit at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella in Italy, wrote in to share examples of emerging business models based upon the research I cited in my post in December. His email reminded me that in Europe, open data is often discussed in the context of public sector information (PSI). Ongoing case studies of re-use are available at the European Public Sector Information Platform website.


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