ARMONK, N.Y., - 08 Sep 2011: • 8,042 commuters in 20 cities on six continents surveyed
I.B.M. A speedometer graphic represents “the emotional and economic toll” of commuting in 20 international cities.
V ancouver is Hollywood’s urban body double.
Over the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth.
The new growth frontier: Midsize cities in emerging markets - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing - Sectors & RegionsSenior executives searching for growth face a stark new reality: roughly 400 midsize cities in emerging markets—cities they mostly will have never heard of—are posed to generate nearly 40 percent of global growth over the next 15 years. That’s more growth than the combined total of all developed economies plus the emerging markets’ megacities (those with populations of more than ten million, such as Mumbai, São Paulo, and Shanghai), which together have been the historic focus of most multinationals. Learning about consumer attitudes in the emerging markets’ “middleweight” cities (three-quarters of which have less than two million people), figuring out market entry strategies for them, and deciding how to allocate resources within and across them will all be crucial priorities in the years ahead.
More than 20 of the world’s top 50 cities ranked by GDP will be located in Asia by the year 2025, up from 8 in 2007.
Smart Cities: sensor cities that interact with us in a smart way
For West, the world is always most compelling at its most abstract.
Geoffrey West ( Wikipédia ) est physicien et travaille depuis quelques années sur le thème de la ville à l’ Institut de Santa Fé , un Institut de recherche dédié à l’étude des systèmes complexes, rapporte le New York Times dans un étonnant article sur ses recherches , signé Jonah Lehrer. L’objectif de West : découvrir les lois cachées qui régissent l’organisation urbaine.
What Matters : How big can cities get? The world is in the midst of a global mass urbanization that will change everything from how we govern to how we eat to how we care for the environment. What Matters has convened thinkers from around the world to look at the implications of Urban Man.
Boosting a city
Le XXI e siècle ne sera pas dominé par l’Amérique ou par la Chine, par le Brésil ou par l’Inde; il le sera par la ville.