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Innovation and knowledge in the city

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One of the greatest challenges discussed by delegates at Davos in recent times has been how to decouple economic growth from increased energy consumption. After the two hottest years on record, the environmental and economic imperative is now greater than ever before.

The science of corporate happiness

Happiness impacts on so many things. If you want to promote innovation in a city, happiness can be the vehicle you use to achieve this.

Illuminating future cities

A shining example of how a private-sector partner can illuminate future urban development in collaboration with local leaders took place in Sweden's fourth largest city at the start of 2015.

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As freelance workers proliferate, the “gig economy” gathers pace and project-based working becomes the norm, the real estate and office management industry is reinventing the traditional workspace for the digital age.

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As national leaders and the global economy’s most prominent business people arrive in Davos for the World Economic Forum, they are reeling from one of the most turbulent years in recent political history.

Smart Dubai: Blockchain capital of the world

While other countries are still struggling to come to terms with the possibilities of blockchain, in Dubai the technology is already a tangible reality that is starting to make a concrete difference to the lives of ordinary people.

The future of urban mobility

As he prepares for the biggest revolution in the 125-year history of the car industry, SEAT president Luca de Meo has no doubt about the best place to be: in the driving seat.

The city in the net

As massive two-way flows of electrons and data, of electricity and information, reshape whole industries and transform contemporary society, energy companies are preparing to change the face of urban living in the 21st century.

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