The traits that follow reflect key insights we have gained from our work in cities, along with the perspectives of our deeply knowledgeable partners. They showcase real-world examples that demonstrate progress is possible when people embrace a "we're in it together" pragmatism.
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Advancing cities embrace collaboration as a fundamental principle. They promote solid partnerships across the business
When it comes to creating communities where everyone benefits from economic growth, planning is everything.
Cities face big challenges. Sometimes the best way to tackle them is to start small.
A solution not driven by data is simply guessing. That’s why advancing cities are laser-focused on using data to solve pressing problems.
Engaged and active communities are the lifeblood of any thriving city. That’s why smart city leaders involve local communities early and often in economic decision making.
Advancing cities make the most of their assets by leveraging the power of their anchor institutions and creating a shared responsibility for the community.