The Business of Cities supports leaders and policymakers working for cities to help them manage growth, address long-term challenges and create a more capable toolkit.
On City Leadership, Governance & Reforms we work with:
Through our work in more than 150 cities we have accumulated comparative insight about the journey that cities are on, common approaches to learn from, effective tools to adopt and and reforms to promote.
We work with leaders at multiple levels of government to support initiatives for:
We provide research-led and intelligence-led insight to governments to inform their strategic direction:
Our strategic advice draws on:
Our analysis supports city teams working on economic development, spatial and strategic planning, innovation and technology, arts and culture, housing and real estate, transport and infrastructure, and labour market and skills.
We convene and chair international advisory boards of city leaders and experts, on behalf of cities and regions seeking external input for their new plan or strategy.
We draw on our network in over 100 cities to assemble a specialised Board, typically of 10-20 experts. Our International Advisory Boards have helped cities such as Moscow, New York and Sao Paulo. The Boards provide input to:
Our data, relationships and presence in over 150 cities worldwide help us to provide public and private sector teams with the latest insights on:
Published by Wiley, our book World Cities and Nation States reviews the changing relationships between the big cities and their nation state over the last two cycles of globalisation. We assess the trends and the outlook in 12 leading nations, and argue for a negotiated settlement that develops a clear approach to each nation's future 'system of cities'.
Get in touch if you would like to commission us to support you with your City Leadership, Governance and Reform challenge. Fees vary on a project-by-project basis. Projects may consist of on-site research, full stakeholder engagement, moderating or convening an International Advisory Panel, review of strategies, international case studies, advisory support to your senior team, and keynote presentations to your Board or your network.