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51st ICCA Congress - San Juan, Puerto Rico 2012
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 Wednesday 24 October
  09.30-10.30    The Copenhagen-Denmark Lecture
Jan Sturesson, Global Leader | Government & Public Services,  PwC, Sweden
Location: Ballroom A
Session / Function: CMP / Plenary sessions

Proudly sponsored by ICCA Denmark members

Goodbye Nation State – Hello Super City?

We’ve all grown up in a world of inter-country competition and national identity.  The Olympics and World Cup, economic league tables, the UN and World Bank: all of our leading institutions are built on the nation state.  The way we look at and analyse the world has been through a national viewpoint.  But this is deceptive: today geography is dramatically more complicated: New York has become closer in many ways to London and Shanghai than it is to Brooklyn; Amsterdam has fewer than 50% Dutch inhabitants; China is undertaking the most gigantic-ever urbanisation project, involving literally hundreds of millions of people.

The City is fast becoming the key competitive unit in every important economic and society-wide dimension, and this is why this year’s Copenhagen-Denmark Lecturer is Jan Sturesson.  Over the last decade he has become a world-leading authority on this phenomenon: leading multinational research teams, advising governments and mayors, writing hard-hitting reports, and changing perceptions all around the world.

Learn about how concepts such as “issues-based industrial clustering” are being used to build competitive advantage. Understand what it takes for cities to build a strategic brand, and the internal and external challenges that need to be overcome.  Consider the mega-trends that successful cities, large and small, will need to adapt to.  Think about the new relationships that are likely to emerge between cities and national governments.  This is a session that will forever change the framework through which you view the world.

CMP-IS Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Clock Hours: 1 hour

Related Documents / Downloads:
    Biography - Jan Sturesson
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