Enterpreneurship in cities

By Boyd Cohen | 2017

Entrepreneurship is increasingly becoming an urban phenomenon. Boyd Cohen believes the future of entrepreneurship in cities is bright and long-lasting. Therefore, he highlights the importance of the urbanpreneur: the citizen that solves urban local problems with traditional business models.
In such ecosystems, Cohen argues that innovation and creativity in cities is driven by three key factors: urbanization, collaboration and democratization. 

Boyd Cohen

Boyd holds a Ph.D. in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. Boyd is an expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability and cities. He developed the smart cities wheel and has benchmarked smart cities around the globe. In recent years he has turned his focus towards urban innovation and entrepreneurship and the sharing economy in cities. His second book will be released in April 2016, entitled: The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, with a foreword by Richard Florida. Boyd is currently a professor of entrepreneurship and sustainability at EADA Business School and Universitat de Vic.

Contributors

Amador Ferrer

Architect and Professor at Universitat Ramón Llull

Aníbal Gaviria

Alcalde de la ciudad de Medellín (2012-15)

Bahaaeddin Alhaddad

Space Business Development and Urban Remote Sensing at Starlab Ltd

Beth Simone Noveck

Founder and Director. Governance Lab

Bharati Chaturvedi

Founder and Director. Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

Boyd Cohen

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Carlos Vayas

Metropolitan Director. Municipality of Quito

Cecile Faraud

Circular Economy Lead. Peterborough City Council

Cristina Garrido

Urban Innovation Consultant, anteverti

Dan Lewis

Chief Urban Risk Reduction, UN Habitat Chief of the Urban Risk Reduction Unit

Darko Radovic

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Keio University

Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics, Harvard University. Urban Economist.

Ellis J. Juan

Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative General Coordinator. Inter-American Development Bank

Esteve Almirall

Assoc. Professor. ESADE Business Law School

Gabriela Gómez-Mont

Chief Creativity Officer at Laboratorio para la Ciudad. México City

Gaetan Siew

CEO Global Creative Leadership Initiative

Inazio Martínez de Arano

Head of Office in European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office

Juliana Rotich

Executive Director. Ushahidi

Kumaresh Chandra Mishra

Deputy Secretary General Habitat III Conference. United Nations

Manu Fernández

Founder. Human Scale City

Markku Markkula

President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). European Union

Pankaj Ghemawat

Global Professor of Management and Strategy. IESE

Parvati Nair

Director of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility

Rashiq Fataar

Urbanist and Director of Our Future Cities

Rebecca Smith

Active Alumni at the European Youth Parliament. anteverti Consultant

Ricard Garriga

Co-founder Menorca Millenials

Shannon Lawrence

Director Global Initiatives. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Stephen Goldsmith

Professor. Harvard Kennedy School

Suzanne Spooner

anteverti consultant