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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 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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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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Smarter Cities 2025

November 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Smarter Cities 2025

Smarter Cities 2025 Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan “The cities of the future – and the cities of the present that will be relevant in the future – will be smart. Full of sensors, data, and analysis that help the traffic flow, civic leaders lead, and citizens fully realize all the benefits of […]

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On the Table: Smart Cities

November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on On the Table: Smart Cities

On November 8, 2018 ESI hosted an On the Table roundtable converging local government, business, and public transit leaders to discuss smart city initiatives and how they will possibly affect urban communities including Philadelphia, and other cities around the world. Attendees represented organizations including the Office of Innovation & Technology with the City of Philadelphia, […]

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