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10 Trends That Are Changing Cities Forever

10 Trends That Are Changing Cities Forever | Urban Life | Scoop.it

When it comes to technology and strategy, government is often behind the times, and far behind the most innovative businesses. It's slow-moving, risk-averse, and subject to many electoral and legal constraints.

Cities, on the other hand, move much faster. That was the subject of a recent panel hosted by SAP and the Brookings Institute, what Sean O'Brien, the Global Vice President Of Urban Matters and Public Security at SAP called the "secret sauce" of the best-run cities.


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ddrrnt's curator insight, December 15, 2012 10:57 PM

10 trends discussed:

  1. Engaging people through their smartphones
  2. Facebook games and interactive community meetings
  3. Saving taxpayer money by consulting for other cities   
  4. Getting the best out of city employees
  5. Less bureaucracy and more leadership
  6. Crowdsourcing ideas and apps from citizens
  7. Using a city's unique attributes to compete globally 
  8. They're driven to innovate by the debt crisis
  9. Becoming more transparent
  10. Moving away from paper and towards big data
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5 Urban Technology Trends Impacting City Planning | Streetline

5 Urban Technology Trends Impacting City Planning | Streetline | Urban Life | Scoop.it
In order to accommodate this rapidly growing population, here are a few urban technology trends that will help cities adapt to their continually growing populations:
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