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The Path to a Hyperconnected City

For this Present Value post, we asked our research coalition behind Building a Hyperconnected City to offer their perspectives on the future of smart city solutions. Businesses and residents are embracing technological innovation faster than many cities can reach. These professionals and thought leaders span multiple industries and locations across the globe, providing a holistic […]

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Planning the Hyperconnected City

In my new capacity as an ESI Senior Advisor I had the opportunity to attend a presentation on ESI Thoughtlab’s global research initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City. This project surveyed 100 cities across the globe about their use of advanced technologies, data, and analytics, along with returns on smart city investments. ESI economists used the […]

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Building a Hyperconnected City

Building a Hyperconnected City Full Findings Available Econsult Solutions through ESI ThoughtLab, the firm’s former thought leadership joint venture, 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. The study provides an evidence-based roadmap that cities […]

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Citizen Engagement: Key Ingredient to a Hyperconnected City

What is a hyperconnected city? ESI ThoughtLab defines it as one that leverages new digital technologies to transform and interconnect key areas of an urban ecosystem in order to unlock the greatest potential economic and social benefits for its citizens. These benefits come in different forms—from quantifiable advantages such as faster public transportation, lower crime […]

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A Preview to Building a Hyperconnected City

Last year, Econsult Solutions’ thought leadership team, ESI ThoughtLab produced Smarter Cities 2025, a global benchmarking study which assessed various smart city initiatives to better understand how governments, citizens, and businesses were embracing new digital technologies. Currently, our team is well under way with the 2019 follow-up study, Building a Hyperconnected City. This year’s research […]

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