Agile cities: how are cities adapting to the fourth industrial revolution?

  • culture
  • economy
  • environment
  • knowledge society
  • mobility

In September 2018, the Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization of the World Economic Forum has released a report on the adaptation of urban landscapes and administrations to the fourth industrial revolution.

The digital revolution, as it is also called, will affect all the aspects of urban living. The Forum has identified a number of key areas: city buildings, land, security, energy, mobility, education, governance and IT. In all of these sectors, cities must be “agile” enough to take up the fourth industrial revolution challenges, transforming them in opportunities to enhance citizens’ wellbeing, giving space for all the necessary creativity and innovation.
Building on their previous work with Data driven cities: 20 stories of innovation, the report is a collection of good practices from cities around the world leading change in each of the mentioned areas. A few European cities are mentioned, demonstrating once again their added value in making the difference for a better future.
The full report can be found here.