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About us2018-04-27T10:26:24+00:00

OUR HISTORY

As the majority of firms, IdenCity was born from an idea: if firms can use the theory and practice of strategic planning to be competitive, if they can define objectives and implement actions in order to reach this determined vision, can’t cities use the same instruments to define their identity and commit themselves for a sustainable and competitive development, in the current globalized context?

If this is possible, what factors make a city more competitive than another? What elements determine the local economic development? How can we balance economic growth, social equity and environmental protection?
In order to answer this and many more questions, and, even if I was getting older, I chose to go back to school. At the Wager School of Public Service, at the New York University (NYU), I had the opportunity to collaborate with the department of operational research to respond to my concerns.
Three years later, back from New York with my project in mind, I had the privilege to combine my experience in consulting and firm management with the deep talent for public management and leadership of Jordi Hereu, Mayor of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011. Together, we created a start-up: IdenCity. Together, we selected, and keep selecting, the best consultants and partners to create a multi-skilled, multidisciplinary and international team. Thanks to this, we offer a 360-degree view on urban challenges.
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What do we do at IdenCity? IdenCity is a consulting firm that is specialized in the development and implementation of strategic plans for sustainable economic development in urban areas. We have our own methodology which includes innovating creative and participative processes. Our objective: to go far beyond the sector-based consulting firm and be a city consulting firm, able to provide a 360-degree view on urban challenges
At IdenCity, we want to help our clients – leaders, administrations, local and regional governments – to build the story of their city, to reach the strategic position and the privileged identity they want within the current context of intense interurban competition.
Let’s write this story together, unique to each project!
 
Javier Serra, founder of IdenCity

MISSION

To help cities and territories start on their path towards local competitiveness and sustainable development, in order to improve the quality of life of all citizens and the rest of the urban stakeholders.

We transform cities and territories

  • We identify the position of Cities and Territories in the current context of strong interurban competition, thanks to a multidisciplinary, participative and inclusive perspective.
  • We create visions for Cities and Territories: we tell their story, we share it and we manage the social agreement for its implementation
  • We develop and implement the Roadmaps (guidelines) required to create city projects.
  • We accompany territories and we provide them with management tools to guarantee the appropriate and adequate implementation of the territorial transformation projects.

Consulting specialized

An international consulting firm, specialized in processes of urban and territorial transformation.
We help cities and territories start on their path towards local competitiveness and sustainable development, in order to improve the quality of life of all citizens and the rest of the urban stakeholders.

City Project Management and Development

To be a consulting group of international reference in terms of process definitions, development and management of mid- and long terms urban projects.

  • International presence : proven track record on all the continents.
  • Diverse and cross-sectional projects developed.
  • International, multidisciplinary and excellent team.
  • Innovate in processes of urban transformation, evaluating and applying best practices at the international level.

Passion for your city

  • Urban projects for sustainable development.
  • Innovation in territorial solutions.
  • Participation and collaboration at the heart of transformation projects.
  • Excellence in our projects.
  • Commitment to the client.
  • Political Independence.

About the company

Global coverage

In only four years, IdenCity is already taking part in projects in America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Cross-sectional perspective on urban and regional issues

All our consultants have a bachelor´s degree and have experience related to the transformation of cities and territories. More than 90% of them have a Master and/or a PhD in this area.

Academic background

REGIONAL AND URBAN PLANNING 86%
ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM 76%
PUBLIC POLICY 86%
COMMUNICATION 68%
GEOGRAPHY 75%
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 73%
SOCIOLOGY 68%
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 78%

Balance of skills

ANALYSIS 80%
STRATEGY 85%
IMPLEMENTATION – ACTION 90%
MANAGEMENT 95%

Professional experience

URBAN MANAGEMENT 83%
URBAN PLANNING 83%
URBAN POLICY 100%
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 84%
GEOGRAPHY 73%
MOBILITY 84%
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 83%
ICT 69%
SPORT 74%
INFRASTRUCTURE 65%
INTERNATIONAL TRADE 80%