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30 September 2019

New report on the New Logic of Urban Innovation is published at the WALCC autumn forum

Cities as game changers

Today cities must deal with a growing amount of challenges, climate change being a major one. City managers must provide a better place to live for its residents here and now, and at the same time make decisions about how to address the longer-term challenges. To do this, they must become game changers.

This report introduces transcendent innovation as a new way for cities to combine the immediate and longer-term perspectives in their development work. There are different ways to drive change: visionary leadership, strategic management and enabling orchestration. By using examples from the Nordic capitals, we offer concrete suggestions for how the principles of transcendent innovation can be applied in urban mobility. We conclude that there is a common Nordic way of working that can lead the way when cities move to the next level of urban innovation.

The NUME partners have been working on this theme in a Nordic Urban Mobility 2030 scenario process over the course of the last twelve months. The results from this initiative have been summarized in this report titled ‘The New Logic of Urban Innovation’.

You can download the report as PDF or e-book.