Cities shaping AI (and vice-versa): where are we?

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Deputy Director General of Anteverti & Expert in Urban Innovation and Public Policies

In our increasingly urbanized world, the rise of AI and algorithms will lead to more automation. Let's delve into how cities and governments are defining their roles through a collaborative and transparent approach to safeguard public interest and individual rights.

Data, innovation and the urban environment — by Carlo Ratti

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Director of the MIT Senseable City Lab & founding partner of design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati

Flowing forward: 5 strategies for cities to become water-wise

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Senior Consultant at Anteverti & Expert in Urban Innovation and Design of Spaces

At this critical juncture of growing water uncertainty and increasing global consumption due to urbanization trends and development models, cities have no choice but to adapt and prepare.

The arena revolution: trends shaping the new era of entertainment venues

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Consulting Director at Anteverti

From AI and digital twins taking the stage to multisensory experiences with moving seats, entertainment venues are facing a moment of disruption that will propel the industry to the next level.

25 key contemporary women pioneering the path to design better cities

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Anteverti Team

Explore our team-curated selection of 25 remarkable contemporary women who have played pivotal roles in improving cities for all.

Navigating change: our 10 trends for cities in 2024

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Senior Consultant at Anteverti & Expert in Creative Urban Solutions, Eco-innovation, Environmental Resilience & Circularity

This is Anteverti team's forecast on the trends that will shape the global debate on cities in 2024

Jung-hoon Lee: «Smart cities differ from one continent to another»

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Professor of Technology & Innovation Management at Yonsei University and Member of National Smart City Committee of the Republic of Korea

What is Smart City branding? 4 successful examples

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CEO of Anteverti & Director of CitiesToBe

Amid fierce global competition for opportunities, investment, and talent, Smart City Branding can be the key for cities to stand out. Discover 4 top-performing global cities embracing this trend with our experts.

Martha Thorne: «Public space has to enable the idea of community»

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Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design & Advisor to the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Smart Buildings: 7 keys to build better cities for all

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Deputy Director General of Anteverti & Expert in Urban Innovation and Public Policies

What are we talking about when we talk about smart buildings? Our team shares seven practical guidelines to improve our cities through architecture.

Roman Demyanenko: «Documentary photography can be a powerful weapon of social justice»

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Documentary photographer & Winner of the CitiesToBe Photo Award 2020

We speak with the CitiesToBe Photo Award 2020 winner about the social role of documentary photography and his work on cities in the post-Soviet setting.

Catherine D'Ignazio: «Cities don't think about gender enough»

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Professor of Urban Science and Planning at Massachussets Institute of Technology

Martin Brynskov: "The way cities are organized is 200 years old"

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Chair of Open & Agile Smart Cities and associate professor in interaction technologies at Aarhus University

Gender Balance in Conferences: Challenging? Yes, but doable too

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CEO of Anteverti & Director of CitiesToBe

Why are women still underrepresented at most major world conferences? Anteverti experts explain how it is possible not only to reverse this situation, but also to create a much enriching global conversation on our cities' future.

Pontus Westerberg: how video games can push community-led urban planning

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Programme Management Officer at UN-Habitat & 
Block by Block programme Special Advisor

Climate change | Laura Tenenbaum: «Scientists and city planners cannot stay siloed»

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Science communicator · former senior Science Editor of NASA’s Global Climate Change website

Cities moving into the Metaverse: an augmented, but better reality?

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CEO of Anteverti & Director of CitiesToBe

Can the Metaverse be useful to improve people's lives? As its boom raises questions, our experts explore how cities are already tapping into its potential today.

Natalia Olson-Urtecho: "Disruption means deciding outside the box"

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Co-Founder and Innovation Officer of The Disruptive Factory and expert in public policies and public engagement

Tatiana Gallego: "Financing urban infrastructure is a real challenge for Latin American cities"

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Division Chief for Housing and Urban Development at the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The call of the CitiesToBe Photo Award 2023 is now open!

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Head of Communications at Anteverti & CitiesToBe Executive Editor

The second edition of Anteverti's international urban photography contest will receive entries until February 12, 2023.

What will 2023 bring for cities? Our 10 predictions

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Senior Consultant at Anteverti & Expert in Creative Urban Solutions, Eco-innovation, Environmental Resilience & Circularity

This is Anteverti team's prediction on the topics that will shape the conversation on cities in 2023.

A new generation of Urban Agendas: 3 keys to make them a vector of global transformation

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Former Consulting Director at Anteverti & Expert in Urban Sustainability, Public Policies and Citizen Engagement

How can the New Urban Agendas help to overcome siloed urban management and adapt it to today's digital reality? Anteverti team highlights 3 keys.

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Pilar Conesa

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CEO of anteverti & Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

We interview Pilar Conesa, CEO of Anteverti and Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress.

Emilia Saiz: "Cooperation should be at the core of cities”

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Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Sladjana Mijatovic: “Cities are a great opportunity to change systems”

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Program Manager Circular Economy & Innovation at City of Amsterdam

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Maria Galindo Garcia-Delgado

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Director-general for Digital Nation & Urban Agenda of the Government of Catalonia

Maria Galindo, Director General of Digital Nation & Urban Agenda of the Government of Catalonia, answers to our 10-item questionnaire.

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Agustí Fernández de Losada

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Senior Research Fellow & Director of the Global Cities Programme at CIDOB

Agustí Fernández de Losada, CIDOB’s Senior Research Fellow & Director of the Global Cities Programme, answers to our 10-item questionnaire.

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Pedro Vidal Matamala

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Executive Secretary of the Coordination of Intelligent Transport Systems of the Ministry of Transport & Telecommunications of Chile

We interview Pedro Vidal, Executive Secretary of the National Program for the Traffic Control Operational Unit of Chile.

Maya Wiley: "We see the challenges of a society in cities"

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Civil rights activist and board chair of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

Linda Weiss: “Global issues need to start from a city level”

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Professor of political science at the University of Sydney

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Dr. Hila Oren

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CEO of The Tel Aviv Foundation

Dr. Hila Oren, CEO of The Tel Aviv Foundation, answers to our 10-item questionnaire about urban innovation and the future of cities.

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Esteve Almirall

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Professor of Innovation & Director of Center for Innovation in Cities at Esade Business Law School

What is the most innovative city in the world? Esteve Almirall, Professor of Innovation at Esade, answers to our 10-item questionnaire.

Parvati Nair: "Urbanisation wouldn't happen without migration"

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

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Diego Fernández

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Secretary of Innovation & Digital Transformation of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires' Secretary of Innovation & Digital Transformation Diego Fernández answers to our 10-item questionnaire.

Inazio Martínez de Arano: «Forests belong to the urban domain»

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Head of Office in European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Vicente Guallart

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Founder of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia & Director of Valldaura Labs

Vicente Guallart, the founder of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, answers to our 10-item questionnaire about cities.

Kumaresh Mishra: «Urban development is a fact»

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Former Deputy Secretary General Habitat III Conference. United Nations

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Anna Gener

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CEO of Savills Aguirre Newman Barcelona

Anna Gener, CEO of Savills Aguirre Newman Barcelona, answers to our 10-item questionnaire about urban innovation.

Bahaaeddin Alhaddad: "Happines in cities is not a new subject"

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Space Business Development and Urban Remote Sensing at Starlab Ltd

Dan Lewis: "We need to look at the immigration flows as flows of assets"

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President, Westcoast International. Forrmer Chief Urban Risk Reduction, UN Habitat

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Sameh Wahba

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Global Director of Resilience at the World Bank

World Bank's Sameh Wahba answers to our 10-item questionnaire about urban innovation.

Lacina Koné: "The Covid-19 pandemic provided African cities with an opportunity to shift the mindset"

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Director General of Smart Africa

We talk with Lacina Koné, CEO of Smart Africa, about how technology is helping African cities cope with their demographic boom while facing Covid-19.

Emilia Sáiz: "During the pandemic, local governments have engaged not just in collaboration, but in collective learning"

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Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

To UCLG's Secretary General Emilia Sáiz, "During the pandemic, local governments have engaged not just in collaboration, but in collective learning".

A year of hyper-accelerated digital transformation: what our cities and societies have learned

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CEO of anteverti & Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

What have we learned from the intersection between this pandemic year, life in cities and digital transformation? Our team has identified four areas and trends where the way forward is clearer today than it was a year ago.

Turning a year of pandemic into inclusive growth: 4 keys for cities

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Consultant at Anteverti & Expert in Local and Regional Economic Development

The pandemic has been a system-wide shock - but also an opportunity to definitely update our cities’ economic model to the digital age and to the ecological transition while putting people at the core.

The indispensability of urban innovation: 5 examples on how it has proven crucial for cities to face the Covid-19 crisis

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CEO of Anteverti & Director of CitiesToBe

From more human-centered urban spaces to new housing concepts, let's hope the disruptive period unleashed by the pandemic to be an igniter to start making things better in our cities.

Cities and internationalization: 4 trends that are shaping a new scenario of opportunities

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Research Fellow at CIDOB

Cities and peri-urban territories must see today’s situation – and recent digital hyper-acceleration– as an opportunity to reposition themselves on the global map.

A decarbonized recovery against climate emergency: 3 lessons cities have learned during the pandemic

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Former Consulting Director at Anteverti & Expert in Urban Sustainability, Public Policies and Citizen Engagement

During the pandemic, cities found that they could contain the virus while fighting the climate emergency through quick and low-cost solutions. Now, how can we translate these learnings – and the European Green Deal – into zero-carbon cities?

5 reasons why metropolitan cooperation and city alliances are key for a resilient post-pandemic future

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CEO of anteverti & Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

Our expert analysis | No city is big enough to face this pandemic alone, and multi-level and-stakeholder alliances can and should be an accelerator of global urban resilience.

Technology and innovation in post-pandemic cities: How will priorities change? | A conversation with global experts (II)

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CEO of anteverti & Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

What are the urban challenges prompted by Covid-19 where technology and innovation can make a difference – and how? Global experts talk.

How will Covid-19 change the way cities work? | A conversation with global experts (I)

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Professor at the Sorbonne University & Mayor of Paris’ Special Representative for Smart Cities

Carlos Moreno, Catherine D'Ignazio, Elkin Velásquez, Emilia Sáiz and Laura Faye Tenembaum share their views on the future of cities after Covid-19.

Covid-19 and the future of cities: 6 trends that will change urban economies

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Public Sector Innovation Business Development Consultant at i2CAT Foundation and Expert in Digital Transition

Our expert analysis | From virtual experiences to Covid-free certificates – what are the trends that will dominate the future evolution of urban economy?

Covid-19 and the future of cities: 5 keys to keep moving towards local sustainability

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Former Consulting Director at Anteverti & Expert in Urban Sustainability, Public Policies and Citizen Engagement

Our analysis | How can cities mitigate the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 while preserving the positive environmental side effects of the quarantine?

Covid-19 and the future of cities:  How are public space and social life going to change?

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CEO of Anteverti & Director of CitiesToBe

Our expert analysis | The pandemic has made visible a series of pre-existing socio-economic issues of contemporary cities.

Covid-19 and the future of cities: 9 emerging trends in digital transformation

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Deputy Director General of Anteverti & Expert in Urban Innovation and Public Policies

Our expert analysis | The pandemic has accelerated many digitalization processes that were predicted to be more gradual – and urban management has been no exception.

Here is the winner of the CitiesToBe Photo Award – and the 10 Honorary Mentions

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Head of Communications at Anteverti & CitiesToBe Executive Editor

The Jury reviewed 533 photographs from 60 countries.

2019 in Urban Challenges: CitiesToBe review of the Year

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Head of Communications at Anteverti & CitiesToBe Executive Editor

Feminist urbanism, creativity for sustainability, radical inclusion and growing inequalities: we list this year's most popular topics according to the visitors of this blog, as 2019 comes to an end and we welcome a new decade.

Finding inspiration in urban complexity: 1st edition of the CitiesToBe Photo Award launched!

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Head of Communications at Anteverti & CitiesToBe Executive Editor

If you love cities as much as photography, submit your entry for the CitiesToBe Photo Award before 16th February 2020!

Urban innovation matters: 10 articles and resources to highlight why

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Head of Communications at Anteverti & CitiesToBe Executive Editor

The importance of data, research and experiment; thinking outside of the box; a human-centered digitalization approach; putting people at the core: these are some of the keys to foster smarter cities, according to our team's expertise.

Emilia Sáiz: "Competition among cities is not an impediment for cooperation"

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Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

«Think globally, act locally.» The world has changed a lot since the first decades of the 20th century, when the Scottish

Creativity is boosting urban sustainability – and here are 10 examples

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Senior Consultant at Anteverti & Expert in Creative Urban Solutions, Eco-innovation, Environmental Resilience & Circularity

Art and Science are probably not two disciplines you would think about merging when approaching the fight against climate change.

How can feminist urbanism help build more equal cities? Lessons from Latin America

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Advisor for the Women and Inclusive Growth at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and researcher

Urban spaces still often mirror gender inequality, but feminist urbanism-activism can be a powerful vector to move towards more equal, inclusive and safe cities – as it is happening in Latin America.

Cities leading the fight against climate change

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Senior Consultant at Anteverti & Expert in Creative Urban Solutions, Eco-innovation, Environmental Resilience & Circularity

Cities hold the key to tackling climate change given that they are responsible for 80% of global emissions.

Our cities in 2017: the technologies that matter

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Author and consultant

A review of what’s moving, to better understand where to act.

A glimpse into global challenges through global experts

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Consultant & Urban Expert

The world we live in is bringing a picture of global challenges when we try to discern between risks and opportunities. 

Public Spaces in African cities

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Urbanist and Director of Our Future Cities

African public spaces are complex, especially so against the backdrop of fast urbanising cities and increasing socio-economic volatility.

Youth engagement in politics

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Head of Knowledge & Policy at Climate Infrastructure Partnership

Youth engagement in politics encourages youth to become actors rather than subjects.

Jane Jacobs, Eyes on the street

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CEO of Anteverti & Director of CitiesToBe

On the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs, her new perspective to urbanism is remembered.

What Makes A Thriving And Interesting City? Something Called Collision Density

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Professor of Entrepreneurship

Boyd Cohen states that the growth of collision density results in urban entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Smart City 2.0: Cities of and for the people

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Professor of Innovation & Director of Center for Innovation in Cities at Esade Business Law School

We are witnessing a transition point, a moment of change in the understanding of what a Smart City is.

Manu Fernández: "Smart city projects need contextualization"

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Deputy Director General of Anteverti & Expert in Urban Innovation and Public Policies

To Manu Fernández the smart city as urban proposal seeks to provide a framework to explain and sort out the digital presence in the city that is becoming normal in the urban realm.