“A great city is that which has the greatest men and women”,wrote the American poet, Walt Whitman. More than 120years later, local governments around the world work hardto implement a wide range of high-tech “smart” practicesand solutions to make cities safer, easier, more sustainableand more efficient for their great men and women.
Smart Cities is the focus area for this issue of Doing Businessin Israel. Out of a multitude of smart city initiatives currentlyunder way in Israel, we will present three examples,Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ashdod, cities that have positionedthemselves as vanguards on a global scale.
Also in this edition are updates about latest global transactionsinvolving Israeli companies, as well as information about aunique innovation center for children with special needs anda “Cultural Bite” that roams the streets of Tel Aviv with alocal twist.