The Smart Citizen: Our Statement of Purpose
In 2013, we identified the need for considered cross-hemispherical case studies and proven practice in the urban governance space. Our online presence was registered on June 14, 2013 and officially launched on World Cities Day, October 31, 2014.
As an observatory, TheSmartCitizen.Org scans the horizon for the diamonds in the firmament of nations, regions and cities that have smart strategies and skillful tactics to share as liveable, sustainable and inclusive territories.
Our research reveals that the top three pre-occupations of local governments are tech-enablement of citizen services, change management and citizen engagement. Our coverage reflects the reality that top-down command complements bottom-up consent, that government initiative works best in synergy with citizen will.
We do not scrape Google for lists. Our cult readership of 500 (and growing) handpicked influencers and city CXOs cuts across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. About 50% of our readers are from the US and UK, the rest from countries like the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Canada, India and the Chinas. Month by month, 75% of our online visitors are new to our site.
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