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NYC's touted tech education program expanding


Where will the tech-savvy workforce we'll need to steer tomorrow's smart cities come from? An innovative New York City high school technology program that jumpstarts college and tech careers – and was lauded by President Obama in his State of the Union address earlier this year – is expanding with help from Smart City Council Lead Partners National Grid and Microsoft, among others.

Top 10 most competitive cities today (and how to leapfrog them tomorrow)


The research arm of The Economist has just published a report benchmarking the global competitiveness of the world's 120 largest cities. It's worth the read for its insights into the many factors that make a city more competitive. Infrastructure plays a key role, but there are many other factors as well.