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

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).

The 2010 top 100 city rankings for cities in the ...

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.

Media Release 2010: Can we have better cities? Melbourne says ...

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.

Federal Government Public Sphere, Melbourne, 2009 Training Notes

These are participant notes from the Public Sphere in Melbourne with thanks to Donna Benjamin and Christopher Hire (Exec Dir, 2thinknow). The Public Sphere event was organized by Senator Kate Lundy. The context of the one day event was the future development of the I.T. and creative industries in Australia.

MEDIA RELEASE 2009: Boston #1 for Innovation

Boston has been rated the best US city for innovation, tying scores with previous winner Vienna in Europe. Boston also edged past Amsterdam, Paris, San Francisco, which rounded out the top five cities in the annual 2thinknow Innovation Cities Index.

SMH: Innovation in Manufacturing

Our Executive Director, Christopher Hire, was quoted in the Fairfax newspapers commenting on maintaining automobile manufacturing in Australia, in support of local manufacturing as part of the economic mix of cities.