Bogotá and New York join forces to boost the economy around the clock

  • Bogotá and New York launch a 24-hour city network, via Mastercard’s City Possible platform, to ensure global city economies are vibrant day and night.
  • The 24-Hour Cities network will meet quarterly and the results of these meetings will be published in the form of guidelines, recommendations and a series of studies focused on improving the 24-hour operation of the city. .

BOGOTA, Colombia, October 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Office of the Mayor of Bogotá (Colombia) and the town hall of New York City(UNITED STATES), jointly announced the launch of the 24-hour city network in collaboration with City Possible, an initiative of Mastercard. The global network will allow city leaders and anyone interested to come together and share experiences to promote innovative solutions that address the challenges cities face at night and ensure that the economies of cities around the world aim for 24-hour operation. 24 hours.

Alfredo Batemaneconomic development secretary Bogotáindicates that Bogota participation represents an opportunity to strengthen strategies and actions aimed at the internationalization, positioning, promotion and cooperation of the city”. He also pointed out that “Having a city have round-the-clock economic activity translates into increased productivity that boosts the economy and, in the long run, will generate huge benefits for everyone.”

“There is no single solution that addresses the economic, security and community challenges in New York City various districts. Every district needs innovative, responsive and culturally competent policies to thrive,” said Oscar J. Romero Jr. Director of Inclusive Innovation and International Cooperation for the New York City Office of Technology and Innovation. He added that “The 24-Hour Cities Network will create opportunities for local, state, and federal government officials around the world to collaborate, share practical experience, and ultimately create the conditions for our most vulnerable to enjoy their neighborhoods fairly and safely at night.”

City Possible has grown from 16 founding members since its launch in 2018 to over 330 global cities and continues to grow. recently welcomed new members such as Prague, Czech Republic; birmingham, United States; and Londrina in Brazil; as well as several industry partners and multilateral players, including Honeywell and Motorola, among others.

How will the municipal network operate 24 hours a day?

It is important to integrate all stages of urban life to successfully develop a 24-hour city. the network (led by Bogotá and New York City) will focus on aspects such as public transit, infrastructure, safety, mobility, racial equity, nightlife and economic activity.

The network, which includes more than 35 cities around the world such as New York, London, sydney, sydney, New York CityNew York City London, sydney, Mexico City, Mexico Town, Tegucigalpa, Singaporewill meet quarterly through a series of virtual meetings and workshops hosted by City Possible.

The results of these meetings will be published in the form of guidelines, recommendations and a series of studies that will focus on improving the city’s 24-hour operation, which will be available in a full report to be published by by the end of 2022.

In his role as leader, Bogotá was a key player in the formation of the international working group, defining not only the topics to be covered during each of the round tables, but also the guests who accompany each of the activities.


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