Will Tel Aviv win title of ‘Most Innovative City’?

In a competition testing forward thinking, The Wall Street Journal nominates the city that never sleeps as the Most Innovative City.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Tel Aviv is one of three cities nominated for the title of “Most Innovative City” in a competition run by the Wall Street Journal. The other cities nominated, selected in an online vote, are New York City and Medellin, Colombia.

Tel Aviv - Photo: REUTERS/NIR ELIAS

Tel Aviv – Photo: REUTERS/NIR ELIAS

The competition tests a city’s capacity to adapt and re-imagine itself and the municipality’s ability of forward thinking.

Other cities that competed for the title but did not make the final voting round include Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Sao Paolo, Singapore and London.

Among the reasons cited by the Wall Street Journal for Tel Aviv’s nomination are construction of its light rail system that began in September 2011, The White City that was honored by UNESCO as an example of modern architecture and town planning, as well as cooperation between CA Technologies and Tel Aviv University for a new multi-million dollars innovation center.

In 2010, US magazine Foreign Policy ranked Tel Aviv in its top 50 Global Cities Index. The ranking was based on a cities integration with and influence on global markets, culture and innovation.

 

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