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¿En que es exitoso Monterrey a nivel internacional y en que le gana a otras naciones del mundo en aspectos que a el mundo le interesan?
Aparte de tener las empresas mas grandes de materiales de construcción del MUNDO (saben, al mundo le interesan los materiales de construcción, al grado en que por mas de 10 años le tuvieron la puerta cerrada a cemex en Estados Unidos porque no podían competir contra el)
Monterrey, CUARTA CIUDAD MAS INTELIGENTE DEL MUNDO :
The World's Smartest Cities - Forbes.com
The World's Smartest Cities
Joel Kotkin, 12.03.09, 06:00 PM EST
Strong infrastructure, attractive economies and savvy urban planning.
In Pictures: The World's Smartest Cities
Another similarly "smart" city in the developing world is Monterrey, Mexico, which has emerged from relative obscurity and turned itself into a major industrial and engineering center over the past few decades. The city of 3.5 million sits adjacent to the dynamic U.S.-Mexico border region and has 57 industrial parks specializing in everything from chemicals and cement to telecommunications and industrial machinery.
Over the last decade, the area has consistently grown at a faster rate than the rest of Mexico--or, for that matter, the United States. Monterrey and its surrounding state, Nuevo Leon, now boast per-capita GDP roughly twice that of the rest of Mexico.
Although hard-hit by the current recession, Monterrey seems poised for an eventual recovery. Dominated by powerful industrial families, the area has long been business-friendly. It has also become a major center education center, with over 82 institutions of higher learning and 125,000 students, led by the Instituto Technologico de Monterey, considered by some Mexico's equivalent of MIT or Cal Tech.
Of course, "smart" cities also exist in the advanced industrial world. Amsterdam, a longstanding financial and trading capital, is home to seven of the world's top 500 companies, including Philips and ING ( ING - news - people ). Relatively low corporate taxes and income taxes on foreign workers attract individuals and companies, one reason why, in 2008, the Netherlands was largest recipient of American investment in Europe. Amsterdam's advantages include a well-educated, multilingual population and a lack of political corruption.
Amsterdam's relatively small size--740,000 in the city and 1.2 million for the entire metropolitan area--belies its strategic location in the heart of Europe and proximity to the continent's dominant port, Rotterdam. The city's Schiphol airport, Europe's third-busiest, is only 20 minutes from the center of Amsterdam, a mere jaunt compared with commutes to the major London or Paris airports. Schipol has also spawned a series of economically vibrant "edge cities" that appear like more transit-friendly versions of Houston or Orange County, Calif.
North America also has its share of smart cities. Although self-obsessed greens might see their policies as the key to the area's success, Seattle's growth really stems more from economic reality. In this sense, Seattle's boom has a lot to do with luck--it's the closest major U.S. port to the Asian Pacific, which has allowed it to foster growing trade with Asia.
Furthermore, Seattle's proximity to Washington state's vast hydropower generation resources--ironically the legacy of the pre-green era--assures access to affordable, stable electricity. The area also serves as a conduit for many of the exportable agricultural and industrial products produced both in the Pacific Northwest and in the vast, resource-rich northern Great Plains, linked to the region by highways and freight rails.
As North America's economy shifts from import and consumption toward export and production, Seattle's rise will be a model for other business-savvy cities in the West and South. Houston's close tie to the Caribbean, as well as its dominant global energy industry, thriving industrial base, huge Texas Medical Center complex and first-rate airport, all work to its long-term advantage. Arguably the healthiest economically of America's big cities, Houston is also investing in--not just talking about--its green future; last year it was the nation's largest municipal purchaser of wind energy.
Another smart town poised to take advantage of an industrial expansion is Charleston, S.C., which has expanded its port and manufacturing base while preserving its lovely historic core. Once an industrial backwater, Charleston now seems set to emerge as a major aerospace center with a new Boeing 787 assembly plant, which will bring upward of 12,000 well-paying jobs to the region.
Further inland, Huntsville, Ala., has long had a "smart" core to its economy--a legacy of its critical role in the NASA ballistic missile program. Today the area's traditional emphasis on aerospace has been joined by bold moves into such fields as biotechnology. Kiplinger recently ranked the area's economy No. 1 in the nation.
With the likely rise in commodity prices over the next decade, Canada also seems likely to produce several successful cities. Perhaps the best positioned is Calgary, Alberta. Over the past two decades, the city's share of corporate headquarters has doubled to 15%, the largest percentage of main offices per capita in Canada.
Although last year's plunge in oil prices hit hard, rising demand for commodities in Asia should help revive the Albertan economy by next year.
In their press releases, all these cities make a point of bragging about being green and environmentally conscious. Yet they have demonstrated their "intelligence" in other ways--by exploiting their locations and resources to make savvy business and development decisions. At the end of the day, it will not be their clean air but their commercial prowess--as has been the case in history--that will sustain their success in the decades ahead.
Originally Posted by DOMOTAPATIO
BLA BLA BLA :blah:
ME QUEDO CON ESTA NOTA QUE ES LA MAS RECIENTE, GUADALAJARA ES LA CIUDAD MAS IMPORTANTE DE MEXICO INCLUSO MAS QUE EL DF.
Claro CLAMATO... prefieres a nosoloviajeros.com que a Forbes. Es bastante entendible... ¿para que discutir?
Originally Posted by Clamato
Originally Posted by matt93_tpc
matt93_tp, por que les encanta tanto presumir que tienen una ciudad de Novena categoría y que Monterrey es de 11va categoría según GaWC (auspiciado por una universidad que no esta en el top 200 del mundo, por cierto)
Por que no presumen algo en lo que estén al menos en el top 100 mundial? como Monterrey que fue nombrada la Cuarta ciudad mas inteligente del mundo...
El último es desde la zona residencial Cumbres (que tiene cientos de miles de habitantes). La primera imagen y la segunda (que quitaste) son a nivel del suelo. La primera de las que dejaste (nocturna) es desde el Parque Chipinque, a donde puedes llegar en coche y que tiene varias zonas residenciales. Las del cerro de la silla con nubes, una debe ser desde el parque Chipinque tambien... de hecho, se puede ver desde mas arriba sin gran esfuerzo (es nuestro equivalente a su parque Colomos... pero de otro nivel) la única que sale de lo extraordinario para el regiomontano común es en la que esta el Cerro de la Silla detrás de una planta. Esa es desde la cima de alguna de las tantas montañas que rodean y atraviesan la ciudad.
Originally Posted by matt93_tpc