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GCN: The most future-ready US cities

November 22, 2022 / Comments Off on GCN: The most future-ready US cities

Cities that are future-ready have clear long-term visions, plans for transformation and an ability to meet changes in residents’ behaviors, a new study finds. “We defined a future-ready city as one that is smart, sustainable, inclusive, prosperous, and resilient, with the ability to meet the evolving needs of citizens and businesses,” according to “Building a […]

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ITS International: Tokyo tops ‘future-ready’ city list

November 17, 2022 / Comments Off on ITS International: Tokyo tops ‘future-ready’ city list

Tokyo has topped the list of the world’s future-ready cities, according to research launched during the Smart City Expo World Congress 2022 in Barcelona. Thinktank ThoughtLab released its findings – described as an “evidence-based roadmap” – as an eBook and a microsite during the event. Its definition of future-ready is “smart, sustainable, inclusive, prosperous and resilient, with […]

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Activist Post: Top 10 “Most Future-Ready Cities” in North America “more likely to use data effectively” and “invest more in digital technology”

November 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Activist Post: Top 10 “Most Future-Ready Cities” in North America “more likely to use data effectively” and “invest more in digital technology”

Cities must invest more in digital and physical infrastructure to address today’s challenges but face several barriers, including a lack of public trust, a new report finds. Cities must invest more in digital and physical infrastructure to become more inclusive, resilient, sustainable and safe, according to a report released Tuesday by ThoughtLab, a marketing and economic research […]

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The Smart City Journal: Study offers evidence-based roadmap for making cities more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and future-ready

November 17, 2022 / Comments Off on The Smart City Journal: Study offers evidence-based roadmap for making cities more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and future-ready

ThoughtLab has collaborated with a global coalition of business, government, and academic leaders to provide city decision-makers with such an evidence-based roadmap The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent social and economic disruptions forever changed the expectations and behaviors of citizens, businesses, and cities. The degree of change and sweep of challenges have never been greater […]

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New Research Finds Escalating Urban Challenges and the Need for Cities to Become Future-Ready

November 16, 2022 / Comments Off on New Research Finds Escalating Urban Challenges and the Need for Cities to Become Future-Ready

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Social, economic, and environmental disruptions, heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, are radically altering the expectations and behaviors of citizens, requiring urban leaders around the world to develop action plans to become future-ready. ThoughtLab, a leading global research firm, and Hatch, a global engineering, project management, and professional services firm, have joined forces with […]

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CitiesToday: The world’s most ‘future-ready’ cities

November 16, 2022 / Comments Off on CitiesToday: The world’s most ‘future-ready’ cities

Cities must invest more in digital and physical infrastructure to become more inclusive, resilient, sustainable and safe, according to a report released Tuesday by ThoughtLab, a marketing and economic research company, and Hatch, a consulting firm. “Baby steps won’t be enough. To overcome today’s urban challenges, cities must become future-ready,” the report says. The report defines future-ready […]

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