Friends for ever (amigos para siempre)


Friends for ever (amigos para siempre)Friends for ever (amigos para siempre)Leading Cities y The Smart City Journal expect to connecting cities around the world during a time when knowledge and best practices are of the upmost importance

Leading Cities (, an early pioneer in the global Smart City ecosystem, and The Smart City Journal (, the official Smart City communication platform with an audience in 123 countries and 751 cities, have partnered to provide coverage and aid to Cities around the world to become more resilient, including the recovery from the COVID19 pandemic.

The two organizations make an effective pair within the Smart City industry. The Smart City Journal is a world leader in the Smart City sector, covering all relevant news and information related to Smart Cities and City Resiliency. And Leading Cities is an early pioneer in driving resiliency and sustainability in cities. Among other initiatives and services, Leading Cities runs two innovative programs AcceliCITY, a smart and resilient city startup competition that simultaneously serves as a runway for up-and-coming urban solution providers while reducing the risk and cost of innovation for cities. And AcceliGOV, an annual opportunity for municipalities to compete for a pre-paid pilot project selected from among a pool of globally sourced, expert-vetted innovative solutions addressing today’s most pressing municipal challenges.

“We are very excited to be working with The Smart City Journal and are looking forward to further connecting cities around the world during a time when Smart City knowledge and best practices are of the upmost importance” said Mike Lake, Found & CEO of Leading Cities. “Resiliency in our communities has gone from a ‘nice to have’ option to a critical ‘must have’ requirement.”

“We are facing the greatest change in urban living that current generations have ever seen. Our partnership with Leading Cities is a promising opportunity to deliver cities into a new era of Smart City innovation” said Manuel Tarín, President of The Smart City Journal.

Both organizations emphasize that this partnership is not a closed circle, and that others working in the Smart City industry are welcome and encouraged to join them in this effort to positively transform our communities for the 21st century.

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