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WorldWide Observatory for Attractive Cities

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

Purpose of our research

MISION

Within the 4th Industrial Revolution framework, Cities are competing to become more attractive for talent. Our mission aims to define which elements enhance City  attractiveness, and what options exist for cities to do so. The practical consequences are twofold:

1.     Help citizens choose the best city in the world to realize their full potential, their goals as a citizen and as a person, and make the greatest possible contribution to society.

 

2.     Advise mayors and city managers on how to create the most attractive city possible to retain and attract talented citizens, and consequently, build a more prosperous, innovative, green, safe, fair,  inclusive and human city.

WHO WE ARE

We are a research team dedicated to studying cities. Specifically, our research activities focus on analyzing its evolution, importance, leadership and influence in the transformation of society at a global level.

Cities are leading the post-pandemic recovery, the fight against climate change, equality rights and innovation in the 4th Industrial Revolution. They constitute the epicenter of human development, enhance the human being social facet and provide the conditions for creativity, innovation and progress.

 

We work as a department of the Higher Polytechnic School at the University Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.

https://www.ufv.es/ 

MISION

Within the 4th Industrial Revolution framework, Cities are competing to become more attractive for talent. Our mission aims to define which elements enhance City  attractiveness, and what options exist for cities to do so. The practical consequences are twofold:

1.- Help citizens choose the best city in the world to realize their full potential, their goals as a citizen and as a person, and make the greatest possible contribution to society.

2.- Advise mayors and city managers on how to create the most attractive city possible to retain and attract talented citizens, and consequently, build a more prosperous, innovative, green, safe, fair,  inclusive and human city.

WHO WE ARE

We are a research team dedicated to studying cities. Specifically, our research activities focus on analyzing its evolution, importance, leadership and influence in the transformation of society at a global level.

Cities are leading the post-pandemic recovery, the fight against climate change, equality rights and innovation in the 4th Industrial Revolution. They constitute the epicenter of human development, enhance the human being social facet  and provide the conditions for creativity, innovation and progress.

We work as a department of the Higher Polytechnic School at the University Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.

https://www.ufv.es/ 

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

WorldWide Observatory for Attractive Cities - Annual Whitepaper

Extracted from PhD Thesis: “Beyond SmartCities: Creating Attractive Cities for talented citizens”. Nov2020. UFV (Madrid, Spain)

Ondiviela, J. A. (2021). Beyond SmartCities: How to create an Attractive City for Talented Citizens. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83371-8

Book: Beyond Smart Cities

SONGS IN THE ESSENCE OF CITIES

SMART CITIES COMPETING FOR TALENT: Neural Nets and Clustering Algorithm for Cities. Trabajo final del grado en Business Analytics de la alumna Marta Meneses.

PREDICTIVE MODELLING OF AIR QUALITY IN MADRID. Trabajo final del grado en Business Analytics de la alumna Blanca Herreros de Tejada.

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