The Future Cities Institute announces new professional services practice to assist cities in developing and sharing their Digital Economy Strategies and world-class solutions for innovation, citizen engagement and infrastructure.
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Following on from its highly success Cities Summit for Asia Pacific in May 2013, The Future Cities Institute announced today the launch of its new professional services practice to help cities maximise digital growth opportunities for their economies and harness the full potential of the so-called ‘digital age’
The Future Cities Institutes’ Mr Malcolm Fraser, explained further “Since we ran the Cities Summit in Australia of May this year we have been consistently approached by cities who wanted help with the ‘digital’ element of their economic development strategy, and advice on how to integrated these strategies with more technical elements of their citizen engagement processes and city infrastructures, so we decided to leverage the global research and policy development frameworks we have developed world-wide, for the benefit of local government”.
The goal of this new practice is to provide a platform that helps city Mayors and senior executive to leverage best practices in digital strategy development, as well as taking advantage of existing knowledge and resources from other cities to build innovation and sustainable city competitiveness across their critical functions such as; economic development, government administration, public safety, healthcare, buildings, tourism, education, transportation, and energy/water.
As part of this new initiative, The Future Cities Institute is pleased to announce two new appoints to their international board; Mr Andrew Hodges appointed as Vice President for Citizen and Business Engagement and Mr Lorenzo Madrid as Vice President for City Infrastructure and Operations.