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Ten Take-Aways from the World Cities Summit 2016

By Renard Teipelke It is for sure not comprehensive to distill ten take-aways from the World Cities Summit, which takes place every two years, brings together more than 1,000 delegates, and is co-hosted together with the International Water Week and … Continue reading

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Quick Review: WEF’s Top Ten Urban Innovations

By Renard Teipelke The Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities (World Economic Forum) published a short overview report on the “Top Ten Urban Innovations” last month (October 2015). Let’s see what these innovations are and let’s pose one … Continue reading

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COBRA: Looking for Opportunities in Weak Rural Areas

by Ares Kalandides Last year our team completed a Regional Development Plan for a part of Niederlausitz in Brandenburg, an area physically marked by open lignite mines and poor lands, by structurally low economic performance, high unemployment and an aging … Continue reading

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Guest article: Medellín, The World´s Most Innovative City of 2012

by Jaime Hernandez* The Citigroup with the Wall Street Journal,and the association of the Urban Land Institute launched a campaign to determine the most innovative city of the year. From an initial list of 200 cities, online public votes were … Continue reading

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Urban Foresight in Times of Meteorites

by Renard Teipelke On the 15th February 2013, Chelyabinsk Obast in Russia was hit by the glowing remainders of a meteorite which entered the earth and caused approximately 1’500 people being injured and 3’000 buildings in the region being damaged. … Continue reading

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You Want Another Index? Here We Go with INNOVATION!

By Renard Teipelke There is probably no index missing in the profession (and obsession) of ranking cities. One index that was recently mentioned in the UN-Habitat State of the World Cities Report 2012/2013 is the Innovation Cities Index. 2thinknow, the … Continue reading

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Announcement: Lecture on City Branding & Creative Cities

By Renard Teipelke On the upcoming Saturday, May 28th, four experts for creative cities and industries are going to give lectures at the Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies / Humboldt University in Berlin (7pm-11pm; Unter den Linden 6, 10117 … Continue reading

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