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An address to the United Nations: science, technology and innovation for sustainable cities and peri-urban communities

I was honoured this week to be asked to address the 16th session of the United Nations’ Commission on Science and Technology for Development in Geneva on the topic of “Science, technology and innovation for sustainable cities and peri-urban communities“.
 
The Commission's interest was not just in the ability of technology to create new forms of efficient city services, but in the business and governance models that make them viable; and in the contexts from which such innovations emerge successfully.
 
In attending the Commission I had the opportunity to listen to some amazing speakers from around the world; and I'll be writing an article soon about the themes that emerged from those discussions. But in the meantime I've posted the following transcript of my own remarks to my blog. I hope they're of interest to you.
 
http://theurbantechnologist.com/2013/06/06/an-address-to-the-united-nations-science-technology-and-innovation-for-sustainable-cities-and-peri-urban-communities/
 
Cheers,Rick
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