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INTA37 - Developing sustainable and resilient cities: new urban policy, new business agenda
Cities around the world are facing growing levels of social unrest over rising inequality, austerity, unemployment, political inefficiency and institutional failure. These social movements reflects the shift of power away from traditional institutions first towards communities and individuals, but also to businesses whose leaders understand and act on the big trends shaping our future.
The challenge that social and political leaders face is to operate in two time frames simultaneously:
– responding to rising short-term pressures,
– while preparing their organizations for the more fundamental changes required for long-term success.
To reconcile the “gap” between these two mindsets, these leaders need to elaborate a vision of the future.