Governance & Finance


Cities and technology advance fast – how public administrations can keep up with their speed?

ciudades con empleo y trabajo densidad poblacional

How come cities such as Madrid, Peking or New York have more jobs?

Author | Marcos Martínez Cultural exchanges between people are a key and essential factor for any region to prosper, including cities. Historic examples illustrate that employability increased in cities interlinked by trade routes and, today, cities with larger population densities follow a similar systemic growth pattern. They create talent rather than ...
big data

The future of cities lies in data

Author | Arantxa Herranz The mantra in the technology sector is that data is the new oil. To justify this categorical statement, one simply has to realise that, in both cases, we have before us a new, powerful, extremely lucrative and rapidly growing market. A circumstance that is also generating distrust ...
Sameh Wahba resiliencia

Sameh Wahba, World Bank: “Policies that can enable the creation of denser cities may be fiscal but also administrative”

Sameh Wahba is the Global Director for the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice. An expert on urban planning and architecture, as part of his job, he supervises numerous programmes related to investment in infrastructures and practices related to urban resilience. During his participation in Smart ...