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Old 11-12-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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San Jose is the smartest city in America, according to Today's show
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:45 PM
 
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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Bradford
There are worse choices than Bradford, which has a decent enough University and is not too far from the British Libraries Boston Spa complex in Yorkshire, one of the major libraries of the world.

The area is also home to the N8 University Research Collaboration with plans for increase connectivity and transport via projects such the proposed HS3 rail link and transpenine tunnel, and the whole northern region is working together in relation to attracting research and investment.

Northern Powerhouse

N8 Research Partnership

Boston Spa - The British Library

The University of Bradford



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Old 11-13-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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There are worse choices than Bradford, which has a decent enough University and is not too far from the British Libraries Boston Spa complex in Yorkshire, one of the major libraries of the world.

The area is also home to the N8 University Research Collaboration with plans for increase connectivity and transport via projects such the proposed HS3 rail link and transpenine tunnel, and the whole northern region is working together in relation to attracting research and investment.

Northern Powerhouse

N8 Research Partnership

Boston Spa - The British Library

The University of Bradford



I'm not trying to be a downer but your video link on the NP leads to a more recent video that seems to shed a more negative light;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ooOc1Prbg
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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I'm not trying to be a downer but your video link on the NP leads to a more recent video that seems to shed a more negative light;
The Northern Powerhouse is about connectivity and transport, and Northern Rail has already seen massive investment with HS2 and the prospect of HS3 as well as the Transpennine Link. Indeed the North of England already has 13 Billion spent or earmaked for spending in relation to it's rail network.

Furthermore if you watch the video ot actually states things will improve nw that Theresa May's advisord have gone and that complete electrfication was a red herring as it's more about direct routes, new rolling stock and hybris trains that can run both electric and diesel services. As for the trans-pennine tunnel that is a road link and not a rail link.

HS2 will also have a major impact on the north significantly reducing journey times with the south and London, whilst better connectivity among Northern Cities including direct links with Manchester Airport which is undergoing a multi-billion pound upgrade will all have a postive effect on the North.

There is also a case for both Crossrail 2 in London and a future Crossrail for the North called HS3, with services on current linbes having already been significantly upgraded compared to the days when Pacer Trains ran many pennine and Northern Routes. There has also been an upgrade in services between Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland. Electrification is going ahead this winter between Preston and Blackpool North, while the Ordsall Chord in Manchester is due to open in December, providing a heavy rail connection between Piccadilly and Victoria for the first time and electrification between London and Cardff is on-going. Newtork Rail has been handed 40 Billion with projects like Transpennine electrification funded separately and there may be further announcements in next weeks budget.

Finaly there is the prospect of the North being given more powers in relation to infrastructure projects such as HS3 under a Transport for the North which would have similar powers to Transport for London. Whilst Network Rail has already unveiled multi-billion pound plans in relation to the railways in the North, which will be the largest investment since Victorian times.

Multi-billion pound Great North Rail Project transforming travel - Network Rail

Government invests in northern digital railway plans to improve trans-Pennine journeys

Speculation grows about Network Rail funding

A major production year for the new TransPennine Express fleet

Transport for the North

As for Manchester Airport which will have new rail links across the North and country, it is also being massively upgraded.

Manchester Airport Transformation Programme






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Old 11-13-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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The best way of measuring this is probably by intellectual capital, short of doing psychometry testing to whole demographic samples.

Cities of Opportunity Edition 7 - London, Singapore, Toronto and Paris Top 2016 benchmark



It's nice to see Singapore and Toronto punching above their weight.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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If we're going by mean or per capita then the winner would be some college town.
If we're talking about major cities then the winner would be one with sectors that attract smart people.
For science smarts it should be a city like San Jose, Seattle, Boston or Austin.
For liberal arts NYC or DC. You're probably going to find a higher percentage of people voted "most likely to succeed" here than elsewhere.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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I think the OP means that we should measure cities in terms of the sum total of the most productive, most innovative elements of the intellectual capital they enjoy, rather than in terms of mean intelligence at a population level.

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So which city can claim to have the smartest residents, meaning a city where most "stuff" have been invented
It might help if he clarifies what he means though.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 PM
 
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If you consider the overall education levels of the entire population, the smartest major metro areas are San Jose, Boston, San Francisco Washington D.C., Seoul, and Tokyo.

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