The Business of Cities is an urban intelligence firm whose mission is to help organisations to make the most of the changing 21st century relationships between businesses and cities.
We help cities to adopt business tools. We help businesses to make decisions about cities. We help leadership teams at city, national and international level to respond purposefully to urbanisation and globalisation.
We benefit from a unique set of global partners. We are based within the City Leadership Laboratory at University College London, and we have sustained collaboration for more than a decade with the OECD, World Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, Urban Land Institute, and Brookings Institution, as well as governments and organisations in more than 100 cities around the world.
Today we ally frontier datasets and benchmarking tools with our team's experience of working for more than 25 years with senior leaders in business and at all levels of government in more than 30 countries. We use these to guide our clients on the strategies and tactics needed to manage growth, organise and succeed.