Global Cities and "Comprehensive Innovation"

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To be best prepared to deal with growing challenges they face and accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions, argues David Wallerstein of Tencent, cities need to consider the  fundamental “operating system” by which they make decisions, allocate resources, engage the private sector, evaluate progress, and understand the city that they govern. Innovations can help drive this leadership evolution in a virtuous cycle, with enhanced abilities to interpret data, understand currently “unseen” phenomena, and stimulate economic growth while simultaneously contributing to an enhanced standard of living. Wallerstein was a featured speaker at the first Springer Nature “Science and the Sustainable City” summit, held in Singapore in July 2018. You can find more essays by speakers, along with other cities-related content, on “Science for Sustainable Cities.”

By David Wallerstein, Scientific American


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