Smarter Cities for Smarter Growth: How Cities Can Optimize Their Systems for the Talent-Based Economy

IBM Institute for Business Value, May 2010

24 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2012

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Susanne Dirks

IBM Corporation - Institute for Business Value

Constantin Gurdgiev

Trinity College, Dublin; Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)

Mary Keeling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

In the twenty-first century,growth, economic value and competitive differentiation of cities will increasingly be derived from people and their skills, creativity and knowledge, as well as the capacity of the economy to create and absorb innovation. To compete in this new economic environment, cities will need to better apply advanced information technology, analytics and systems thinking to develop a more citizen-centric approach to services. By doing so, they can better attract, create, enable and retain their citizens’ skills, knowledge and creativity.

Keywords: human capital, global competition, urban development, economic growth

JEL Classification: J24, O15, O18

Suggested Citation

Dirks, Susanne and Gurdgiev, Constantin and Keeling, Mary, Smarter Cities for Smarter Growth: How Cities Can Optimize Their Systems for the Talent-Based Economy (May 1, 2010). IBM Institute for Business Value, May 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2001907

Susanne Dirks

IBM Corporation - Institute for Business Value ( email )

Constantin Gurdgiev (Contact Author)

Trinity College, Dublin ( email )

Trinity College
Dublin 2

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) ( email )

460 Pierce St
Monterey, CA 93940
United States

Mary Keeling

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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