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Agility Beats Power In The Fight For Smart City Supremacy

Despite Brexit, the refuge crisis, increased terrorism, and economic strife in Greece, Europe is still better positioned to win supremacy in smart city innovation according to several experts in the field. Like two heavyweights before a title fight, the US talks a big talk and has more muscle to back it up but Europe has more experience and greater agility in the smart city ring. The US describes itself as the dominant force in modern entrepreneurship, yet has only developed significant smart city initiatives in the past year or so, compared to almost a decade of similar activities in Europe. “The EU is well positioned to not only compete but even potentially lead the democratised and urbanised entrepreneurial revolution in the decades to come,” said Boyd Cohen at Fast Company. “European cities tend to be way ahead of North American cities in the smart cities arena”, he said. The EU’s more bureaucratic culture is less […]

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