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New Partnership between Future Cities Institute and M Institute

January 6, 2012 / futurecin / News, Partners

Future Cities Institute (FCI) today announced its partnership with M Institute, the UK’s leading think tank on issues relating to mid-sized businesses. This partnership aims to empower mid-sized companies to participate fully in growth opportunities in the digital world. As a result of the partnership, cities governments focusing on innovation and growth will be able to […]

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World Bank-Cities Alliance and Future Cities Institute visit Christchurch.

October 11, 2011 / futurecin / News

Reconstruction efforts in Christchurch have been described as world leading following a visit from the World Bank – Cities Alliance and the Future Cities Institute recently. Visiting New Zealand from Washington DC to speak at the Futures Cities Forum in Auckland, William (Billy) Cobbett, Manager World Bank – Cities Alliance Group, and as well Cantabrian […]

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Future Cities Forum, Chinese Interview for World TV

October 2, 2011 / futurecin / News

These interviews (English with Chinese subtitles) were taken during the Future Cities Forum held recently in New Zealand. Also at the Forum the establishment of the Future Cities Institutes Centre of Excellence for the South Pacific was announced.

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World Bank – The Future Cities Institute: Urbanization Knowledge Platform Partnership.

September 28, 2011 / futurecin / News, Partners

The Future Cities Institute is pleased to announce its latest partnership with the World Bank to strengthen and expand collaboration in urban and regional development research, planning and policy consultation, covering a range of new activities under a Urbanization Knowledge Platform Partnership. Together the Bank and Future Cities will undertake joint research, knowledge dissemination and capacity-building […]

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The Competitiveness Institute (TCI) 14th Annual Global Conference in Auckland in November 2011.

September 23, 2011 / futurecin / Events, News

The Future Cities Institutes’ CEO, Malcolm Fraser, will be speaking at the 14th Annual Global Competitiveness Institute Conference, to be held 28 November – 2 December 2011 in Auckland New Zealand. Topic; National Competitiveness and Local Innovation: The Global Mosaic at Play. The Competitiveness Institute (TCI), the leading global network for economic development leaders and […]

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International Exhibitors – Rutherford Innovation Showcase

September 12, 2011 / futurecin / News

Here is just a sample of some of the amazing exhibitors that will be participating in the Rutherford Innovation Showcase.  i.on my Care We help equip aged care, community care and acute hospitals with the appropriate tools to help address Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Accreditation requirements. Getting critical information to: who needs to know what they need […]

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Panel Session for Future Cities Forum

September 8, 2011 / futurecin / News

Lawrence Yule, CEO of the Local Government New Zealand is the latest member to be confirmed to sit on the Future Cities Forum Panel Session.    Other members will include representatives from the World Bank, Ministry of Economic Development, Auckland City Council, Christchurch City Council and industry. The panel will explore the question – Building Future […]

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National Competitiveness – Local Innovation?

August 23, 2011 / futurecin / News

Recent article from Future Cities Institute’s CEO, Malcolm Fraser Many people have asked me for the reasoning behind, and the connections between, national competitiveness and local innovation…here are both. National competitiveness is based on national productivity, being the capacity of the nation’s firms to achieve higher levels of productivity, and develop the capabilities to compete […]

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Empowering Communities in a Digital Age?

May 10, 2011 / futurecin / News

At the Future Cities Institute, our mission is to Empower Local Communities in a Digital World. But what does Empowerment really mean? Here are some thoughts… The World Bank suggests that Empowerment is the process of enhancing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and […]

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Future Cities Institute to Inspire and Drive Urban Economic Growth

May 1, 2011 / futurecin / News

The Future Cities Institute has been established to help city governments and urban development agencies take advantage of the economic and social opportunities the digital age now presents. With a mission to empower local communities in a digital world, the Future Cities Institute has been built on the fundamental belief that to inspire people’s belief […]

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