The two organisations are partnering to support the wider smart city ecosystem
SmartCitiesWorld has entered a media and research partnership with ESI ThoughtLab to support its new in-depth research report Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World and to work on future joint initiatives that seek to solve urban challenges and support the wider smart city ecosystem.
As part of the agreement, SmartCitiesWorld will give media support to the report and will work on plans to co-produce future research that helps cities and their partners solve urban challenges.
ESI ThoughtLab is an innovative thought leadership firm that creates fresh thinking and actionable insights through rigorous research and evidence-based analysis. It specialises in using the latest quantitative and qualitative tools to examine the impact of technology on companies, cities, industries, and business performance.
“We are excited to be joining forces with SmartCitiesWorld to provide valuable, evidence-based urban analysis to a wide audience of city leaders.,” said Lou Celi, CEO of ESI ThoughtLab.
“This report from ESI ThoughtLab is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the complexities and opportunities in smart cities in a post-pandemic world”
“By bringing together SmartCitiesWorld’s media, editorial, and research resources with ESI ThoughtLab’s economists and thought leadership experts, we will be able to help city decision-makers rethink their urban approaches for a digital-first, post-pandemic world. We look forward to working together with Chris and his talented team.”
Chris Cooke, founder and CEO of SmartCitiesWorld, said the partnership with ESI ThoughtLab offers both organisations the opportunity to enhance the world-leading information provided to their global networks and professional communities as well as further broaden the online content resource’s reach.
He continued: “By providing quality information and services, we will inform and support city leaders and their partners to make cities smarter, safer, and more resilient, sustainable, and prosperous places in which citizens and businesses can thrive.
“This report from ESI ThoughtLab is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the complexities and opportunities in smart cities in a post-pandemic world. We are delighted to support the initiative and look forward to collaborating on projects moving forward.”
More than 100,000 visitors – spanning the public, private and academic sectors – from more than 1,000 cities and 186 countries use the SmartCitiesWorld website each month.
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