More than ever, competitiveness is of utmost importance for Cities. It is the difference between attracting the right ingredients for an healthy population, thriving economy, or loosing these.
A City must be agile, fast to act, deliver swift reaction when required, sharp and engaging.
A City must be the pulsating living organism that attracts all good that life has to offer to its citizens, a beacon of prosperity and security.
A City must be the living symbol of the potential that each of its citizens can unleash.
Fact is, if you’re lagging on decision making, if you’re not delivering decisions when they’re needed – when you finally do, your actions towards execution will come when it’s too late… and while you keep adding each one of those laggard decisions with their faltering executions happening when relevance is degrading, nothing hurts more the economy of a place than the passage of inconsequent time. While others are going at it and getting to the best piece of the pie.
Ultimately the faster your decision making processes, the better your adaptability ratio is, and hence competitiveness.
So why Smart Governance?
You may throw as much money and resources at it as you wish… if you’re slow deciding, when you finally act the bandwagon has already passed.