21 st. Century will be Century of the City

Takeaways from presentation by Josep Roman Ferrer, of Doxa, at the Inter-American Development Bank conference on fiscal decentralization. Ferrar provides lessons from smart city initiatives with details from Barcelona and Buenos Aires

  1. 1. Cities have significant economic power when compared to countries and large multinationals. This means that cities need to manage debt, revenue and public investments effectively.
  2. 2. Planning is critical to achieving smart city objectives. Cities need simple long-term visions. Cities need to engage citizens.
  3. 3. With so many technologies at play, smart cities need to create an integrated technology platform.
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