The Age: impacts of housing unaffordability on innovation economy in Melbourne

Australian property prices are globally and artificially high, and offer low-value for home owners. The U.S. / U.K. correction did not happen in Australian cities, with many Australian homes offering lower value than central hubs such as Paris, London and Boston. This article in the Age newspaper (Melbourne), featuring 2thinknow data, was written by Chris Zappone, Business Day reporter (previously of CNN). > more

The 2010 top 100 city rankings for cities in the urban innovation economy

Innovation News

The Innovation Cities Top 100 Index 2010 city rankings were released, with Boston in first place followed by Paris and Amsterdam. The largest classification of 289 cities, with 100 ranked, these are the world’s innovation economies — now in their 4th year. > more

Media Release 2010: Can we have better cities? Melbourne says yes, Sydney says maybe

Innovation News

A new concept in urban research, the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, was launched in Melbourne today by Australian innovation agency 2thinknow with a website designed to take Melbourne’s uniquely cosmopolitan and open view of cities to the world. Melbourne is the Australian city North Americans and Europeans could learn the most from, that’s the conclusion of a new global city report launched in Melbourne today. > more