Esteban Almirall
Esteban Almirall Director of the Center for Innovation in Cities Esade Barcelona, Spain


Prf. at Esade & Dtr. of the Center for Innovation in Cities. With mixed background in Mgmt Science and AI, passionate about Tech & Innovation, particularly in Smart Cities. He has been involved for more than a decade with Smart City Expo, the World Bank and many EU Projects. Strong academic and also a frequent press contributor & speaker.


Save to calendar 16-11-2022 14:15 16-11-2022 15:05 Europe/Madrid New Economic Models Driving Growth

After the global effects of the pandemic and current geopolitical tensions, cities are making an effort to recover their economies. Traditional economic models have become obsolete as new urban challenges arise, and more people-centred, innovative and sustainable models are responding the new ways of living and working. The challenge is how to ensure a stronger role from local governments in gaining financial and fiscal autonomy, and how can cities adopt the suited economic model for their growth and development in sustainability, wellbeing and resilience.

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