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
Date Written: May 1, 2010
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
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