How Cities Are Creating The Conditions For Urban Innovation


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Technology was not top of the agenda for European digitalisation leaders gathered in Barcelona. Instead, a focus was on laying the right foundations for cross-city innovation. BIT Habitat is a municipal urban innovation centre to convene businesses, academia, residents and the city. Copenhagen was recently named as the leading digital city globally by Economist Impact. City councils are the "enablers" for this connectivity ecosystem, according to Cellnex's Victor Dot.

Glasgow launched its Telecom Unit in late 2020 "to simplify the interface between the telecommunications industry and the city council" The unit aims to attract as well as direct investment. It is part of a city-wide strategy to tackle digital exclusion in terms of affordable connectivity, access to devices, and skills. Read the Entire Article


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