This is the second #wethecity Issues Paper. It provides an update on, and some more examples about, new practices of connection and collaboration, especially using new digital tools and platforms, for city outcomes in growth, jobs, mobility, governance and social inclusion.
“One of the new challenges is to recognise how the management of liveability and productivity will change – is being changed – in this digital and collaborative era. At the heart of that challenge are the same digital and disruptive driving forces for connection, communication and collaboration that are upending settled institutions everywhere and their practices of investment, performance, governance and leadership. The economy and society are now irretrievably digital. Nowhere is that revolution being played out more fiercely and with more consequence than in our cities.”