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Smart cities

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1.2 Who should lead our smart cities?

You’ve already heard that leadership has been a factor in establishing successful smart city partnerships. Now you will reflect on this.

Activity 1 Thinking about leadership

Timing: Allow about 10 minutes

Reflect on the following questions and make some notes.

  • Can you think of positive or negative examples of city leadership?

  • Thriving cities exhibit creativity and innovation. Would you say that leadership is a vital driver of these factors, or a hindrance?

  • Who do you think should lead our smart cities – politicians, city government managers, businesses or community leaders?

  • Do you know of an inspiring example of smart city leadership or any interesting partnership approaches?

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