Service Innovation in Cities

Service Innovation in Cities: More and more stakeholders agree – we need to focus on urban sustainability and service innovation.  Cities, Universities, Companies, are convening to declare their challenges, intentions, solutions, and most of all trigger discussion of future opportunities for co-creating value together.   http://www.amiando.com/livinglabsglobalcopenhagen.html I am especially interested in the work of Prof. David Gann at Imperial College’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group in London.   He is contributing to the UK’s Digital City effort, which is is quite compelling.  http://www.livinglabs-global.com/documents/events/2010_WellConnectedCity/Speakers_Biographies.pdf He also have a very nice book  Think-Play-Do.   After reading it you will agree, we need to replace ThinkTanks with Think-Play-DoTanks.  See http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199268092.do There are many, many companies with visions of what the Digital City might be, including Autodesk’s  http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=11053875&siteID=123112

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