The top 3 finalists in the citi, City of the Year contest (Tel Aviv, New York, Medellin. In collaboration with the ULI research, citi is orchestrating a dialogue and voting. ULI also provides a short article on the leading practices of innovative cities on the WSJ citi special advertisement section (right column). Top city to be announced on Jan. 20, 2013.
Although a modern part-public-relations part-social-network gimmick, the ULI conducted the research evaluating the 200 cities initially selected. It provides an interesting, accessible window on the topic that may generate some useful ideas for you and your city.