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Esteve Almirall serves as Associate Professor at the Esade Business School, where his research focus is on Innovation, and particularly on Open Innovation. His work has been referenced in HBR and he is a frequent speaker in conferences concerning Innovation, Smart Cities, Living Labs and Open Data/Gov. His background is a mix of Management Science (PhD,MRes,MBA) and Computer Science (MSc, MRes). Esteve is also highly involved in European Projects and EU organizations, having coordinated and participated in many EU projects on Innovation and Smart Cities. He is passionate about how IT can be used to redefine governance and reinvent citizenship in the 21st century: transforming cities from service providers to ecosystem orchestrators, and therefore fostering growth and promoting entrepreneurship.

Civic Engagement, smart cities

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

CONTRIBUTORS

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Darko Radovic

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Keio University

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Boyd Cohen

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Ricard Garriga

Co-founder Menorca Millenials

Raquel Rolnik

Prof. at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at University of São Paulo.

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Rebecca Smith

Active Alumni at the European Youth Parliament. anteverti Consultant.

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Dan Lewis

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

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Rashiq Fataar

Urbanist and Director of Our Future Cities

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Pankaj Ghemawat

Global Professor of Management and Strategy. IESE

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Cecile Faraud

Circular Economy Lead. Peterborough City Council

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Parvati Nair

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

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Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics, Harvard University. Urban Economist.

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Goldsmith Stephen

Professor. Harvard Kennedy School

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Gaetan Siew

CEO Global Creative Leadership Initiative

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Chaturvedi Bharati

Founder and Director. Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

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Cristina Garrido

Urban Innovation Consultant, anteverti

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Jesús Villasante

Head Net Innovation Unit of the European Comission

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Esteve Almirall

Assoc. Professor. ESADE Business Law School

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Beth Simone Noveck

Founder and Director. Governance Lab

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Joan Clos

Executive Director of UN-Habitat

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Inazio Martínez de Arano

Head of Office in European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office

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Bahaaeddin Alhaddad

Space Business Development and Urban Remote Sensing at Starlab Ltd

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Carlos Vayas

Metropolitan Director. Municipality of Quito

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Francis Pisani

Author and consultant

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Juliana Rotich

Executive Director. Ushahidi

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Aníbal Gaviria

Alcalde de la ciudad de Medellín (2012-15)

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Manu Fernandez

Founder. Human Scale City

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Kumaresh Chandra Mishra

Deputy Secretary General Habitat III Conference. United Nations

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Ellis J. Juan

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

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Gabriela Gomez-Mont

Chief Creativity Officer at Laboratorio para la Ciudad. México City

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Amador Ferrer

Architect and Professor at Universitat Ramón Llull

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Markku Markkula

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

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Shannon Lawrence

Director Global Initiatives. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

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Suzanne Spooner

Anteverti consultant