Wise Cities. A New Paradigm for Urban Resilience, Sustainability and Well-being

Wise Cities. A New Paradigm for Urban Resilience, Sustainability and Well-Being

Publication date:
10/2016
Author:
Josep M. Coll (coord.)
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This monograph presents five state-of-the-art articles analysing challenges and trends through paradigm shifts in environment, competitiveness, social cohesion, transportation and global governance. The analysis is enriched with the views and experiences of the different cities that are part of the network. This approach renders a global perspective of local issues. In every thematic area, the topics chosen are trends that are significantly changing the way cities and metropolitan areas address their challenges. Therefore, they emerge as paradigm shifts, that is, new approaches to addressing existing problems, or new conceptualisations of global problems that challenge existing local solutions.

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WHY WISE CITIES? CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Josep M. Coll, Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

CITIES, RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder and Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute, Berlin; Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, IASS Potsdam

FOSTERING COMPETITIVENESS IN THE NEW URBAN REVOLUTION
Renato de Castro, Research Associate, EU-Asia Global Business Research Center

TRANSPORTATION IN EMERGING MEGACITIES: THE CASE OF LAGOS
Bongo Adi, Center for City Solutions, Lagos Business School (LBS)

TACKLING INEQUALITY IN CITIES THROUGH SOCIAL INNOVATION
Petra Mezzetti, Senior Research Fellow, CeSPI
Anna Ayuso, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

BUILDING A GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF CITIES
Maria Luisa Zapata Trujillo, Deputy Director for Knowledge Management, ACI Medellín

D.L.: B 22062-2016