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Mayor Rubik Danilovich is on a mission to transform this Israeli desert outpost into a beehive of innovation and entrepreneurship, Forbes reports.
From Lagos to Lahore, urbanization and growing economies are fueling a rise in startup ventures, CityAM reports.
A World Bank report cites the proliferation of urban slums and pollution as factors undermining the region’s economic potential.
Markets promoting regional flavors and vendors are becoming a development driver in some U. S. cities, Urban Land reports.
The continent’s cities should tap the vast resources at universities through partnerships on urban renewal, the Word Economic Forum says.
Alternatives to legal tender, popular among millennials, ensure that money stays within cities or neighborhoods, the New York Times reports.
The district near the main campus of the University of the Witwatersrand could rehabilitate the neighborhood of Braamfontein, The Conversation says.
Balanga seeks to emulate how the gambling mecca diversified its economy with startups, restaurants and a brewery, the Reno-Gazette Journal reports.
Mastercard and Parkeon announced the launch of high-tech parking meters with digital screens that display retail and restaurant deals and even print coupons.
Cities can attract new ventures by keeping pace with fast-changing technology and connecting early-stage businesses to investors, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Los Angeles will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in an effort to lift 600,000 out of poverty, the Los Angeles Times reports.
As Chicago pivots from Midwestern industrial hub to global metropolis, its rural neighbors and blue-collar core could be left behind, the Financial Times reports.
The city will implement 70 projects under an initiative that aims to empower citizens and visitors with digital information, MobileSyrup reports.
Construction of King Abdullah Economic City could help Saudi Arabia expand its economy beyond oil, the Daily Mail reports.
An “Idea Bank” would give Johannesburg’s poor a place to “deposit” business concepts in search of mentoring and funding, UrbanAfrica.net reports.
Modeled after Amazon.com, Singapore Post is riding the boom in e-commerce, the New York Times reports.