Cities Must Compete, Collaboratively

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2/16/2013 2:36:18 PM
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collaboration and information
I agree, we need to share information and expertise so that together we are stronger. As I mentioned in my article about biodiversity -

the best way to avoid species loss is to work with other regions and cities to map out solutions. With ecosystems, everything is linked together and influences every other part, this is the same for the economy. The more knowledge we share the faster we can react to financial metldowns or natural disasters, similarly the better we are equipped to begin with the better we can help other areas in times of crisis and indeed in times of growth. True competition will always be infused with collaboration if it is to be relevant, thanks for highlighting this important fact.

Simon Hersom
Simon Hersom  
2/16/2013 8:12:33 AM
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Re: Enormous questions
Plenty to talk about here!  Raising the issues and starting discussion is a good first step though

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
2/15/2013 10:16:51 AM
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Enormous questions
Jon, many thanks for sharing some of the agenda for the upcoming PCSI Forum. The questions you raise are deep and daunting. The following one alone could take a year to hammer out: What cross-border trade, investment, and financing models stand to be most effective in driving the socio-cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability of cities?

Cross-border trade issues are top of mind for the US and Canada, for example, and there are rifts on either side that threaten the future of cities in both countries. It's going to be a long, hard road to solving issues like these. Having a forum for discussion is a great start.

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