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Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

As city leaders around the world continue to cope with the impacts of COVID-19, they are also assessing which will remain with us in a post-pandemic world. Repercussions of the health crisis, including recession, high unemployment, and the new urban exodus, have highlighted weaknesses and underscore why leaders need to improve public health and other […]

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Protected: Building a Hyperconnected City: Sponsor Portal

April 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Protected: Building a Hyperconnected City: Sponsor Portal

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Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

February 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions of the world, with around 80% of all inhabitants living in cities—the highest rate anywhere outside of North America. Several of its cities are among the largest on the planet, with São Paulo and Mexico City each with 21 million inhabitants. Latin America was last a […]

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Building a Hyperconnected City

January 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Building a Hyperconnected City

Building a Hyperconnected City Full Findings Available ThoughtLab gathered benchmarking data from 100 cities, conducted in-depth interviews with city leaders, and drew on valuable input from a cross industry coalition of leading firms and research organizations. This study provides an evidence-based roadmap that cities can use to become vibrant, hyperconnected urban centers of the future. […]

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Our Ground-Breaking Research: Smarter Cities 2025

November 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Our Ground-Breaking Research: Smarter Cities 2025

A Ground-Breaking Research Effort Over the past ten months, ESI’s team of thought leadership experts, coupled with a coalition of leading providers of smart city services and research partners, worked on an extensive study examining the impacts of smart city solutions on urban performance. For our recently released program, Smarter Cities 2025, our team conducted […]

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Smart Transformation Triggers a Robust Cycle of Economic Growth in Cities, According to ESI ThoughtLab Research

November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Smart Transformation Triggers a Robust Cycle of Economic Growth in Cities, According to ESI ThoughtLab Research

Over five years, smart cities can raise GDP per capita by 21% and population growth by 13% November 13, 2018 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab today released key findings from a worldwide benchmarking study of 136 cities that found that smart city investments trigger a robust cycle of economic growth by unlocking savings and attracting […]

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