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The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World – Commute – The Atlantic Cities   1 comment

“The world is becoming more global and more urban, and airports are key to its connective fiber. John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay argue that airports underpin a whole new aerotropolis model for economic development that is reshaping economic growth and development in ways that are similar to what the automobile did in the last century, and railroads and waterways did before that. As I wrote here on Atlantic Cities in May, airports indeed have huge influence on urban economic development: they have similar impacts as that of high-skilled college grads (a factor that economists suggest is central to national as well as urban growth), as well as the even larger impact of the high-tech industry.”

 

AN : Richard Florida writes deeply on matters related to cities and their growth and liveability. The role that airports play in that civic structure he defines as an aerotopolis. I grew up in Vancouver, whose local International Airport has had a huge impact on the city. Indeed, YVR has been rated as the top North American Airport for three consecutive years now. It is listed as the 9th in the top ten airports in the world  :http://www.yvr.ca/en/Airmail-articles/2012-05/Skytrax.aspx

Humanity is inherently social… video conferencing aside…people and their communities will be affected by the access and availability to air travel….

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via The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World – Commute – The Atlantic Cities.

Posted November 14, 2012 by arnoneumann in aerospace, Aerotropolis

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Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated?   Leave a comment

Growth is a mantra that cities, as well as nations and states, everywhere quest after. A growing number of economists caution that growth for growth’s sake does not necessarily equate to higher living standards or increased happiness. A blue-ribbon international commission headed by Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen has called for new, broader measures of economic performance and social progress. Plus, not all “growth” is the same. I’ve previously called attention to “growth without growth,” the misguided notion that adding population equals economic growth. ”

via Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated? – Jobs & Economy – The Atlantic Cities.

AN : we need to measure ourselves, our Cities and Countries with scales and aspects that do not only focus on fiscal and numerical aspects. Education opportunites, arts, cultural and recreational amenities, nature and sport venues etc are extremely meaningful. Why are they most often overlooked ? Probably because the trained individuals are trained in the thoughts and tools of economic measures. The article provokes us to more such aspects.

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Posted October 25, 2012 by arnoneumann in Cities, creativity, Economic, Innovation

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Global Growth Companies | World Economic Forum-Global Growth Companies   Leave a comment

The World Economic Forum’s Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC) was formed in 2007 to engage dynamic high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow’s industry leaders and to become a driving force of economic and social change. As of May 2011, 300 companies from over 60 countries had been admitted to the GGC Community.

Members of the Community of Global Growth Companies convene every year at the Chinese-hosted Annual Meeting of the New Champions and at the World Economic Forum’s regional meetings, and collaborate through WELCOM, an exclusive online networking platform for business and government leaders.

via Global Growth Companies | World Economic Forum-Global Growth Companies.

Some corporations have exceeded their original shareholder’s expectations and expanded far beyond their country of origin’s borders…local to global.

The World Economic Forum from Switzerland  gives recognition to such significant global companies through their membership in the Community GGC.

Posted May 31, 2011 by arnoneumann in WEF

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