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Here you will find our latest media articles and appearances, blogs, and all the news as we launch our work in cities around the world.

Our Cities Typology Wheel observed in Spanish newspaper LaVanguardia

The article discusses the ambitions of Madrid to become a Top Tier city from its current status as a Contender City.

Business Insider discusses our new global benchmarking report

The 5th edition of our report with JLL on the performance of global cities crystallises the findings from more than 500 city benchmarks to capture the changing system of cities globally, and the new lenses through which cities are compared and chosen.

Creating Great Places for People talk in Brisbane

[Video] Our forthcoming report with the Property Council of Australia, Creating Great Places, is to be published later this year.

The influence of City Rankings, with Scientific American

Prof. Michele Acuto, Daniel Pejic, Jake Nunley and Dr Tim Moonen discuss the power of that city rankings hold on the urban world, and suggest areas of change to improve benchmarks into a strong evidence base for policy making.

The future of cities and their functional areas at ESPON in Iasi, Romania

The Business of Cities team was at the ESPON Seminar in Iasi, Romania, discussing how new industries will shape the future of our cities, and providing examples of multi-city regions from around the world.

1 Day executive course on City Leadership launched with UCL STEaPP

Launched by the UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, this short course aims to equip professionals with the skills to work with city leaders and help shape the way our cities are governed.

'Place' as a Key Ingredient for City Competitiveness, a new research project with PCA

[Blog] Dr Tim Moonen provides insights into our new research commissioned by the Property Council Australia to understand what makes a city a great place to live, and to make recommendations for Australian places.

'Great Places' launched at Future of Cities Summit in Sydney

Dr Tim Moonen was in Sydney for the Property Council of Australia's annual Future Cities Summit, discussing the challenges in identified in our Creating Great Australian Cities project last year, and kicking of a new Great Places project for 2019.

How to analyse Urban Benchmarking insights

Greg Clark, Tim Moonen and Jake Nunley share their thoughts on monitoring city performance through comparative city benchmarks. At The Business of Cities, we use real-time data and city benchmarking to study cities.

How our Work Contributes to the UCL STEaPP MPA programme

[Video] STEaPP Chat Episode 5: Cities with Dr Ellie Cosgrave and Dr Tim Moonen

The influence of city rankings on policy: The Conversation article

Jenny McArthur, Lecturer in Urban Infrastructure and Policy at UCL, and Tim Moonen, Honorary Lecturer, explore the influence of city benchmarks on the urban sphere and decision-makers.

My Perfect City available now on the BBC World Service

(BBC Radio) Dr Ellie Cosgrave and Prof Greg Clark discuss, analyse and critique the best policies from global cities in new show "My Perfect City".

Dr Tim Moonen leads Brisbane PCA Breakfast Series

Dr Tim Moonen shares insights on the importance of partnerships to deliver Brisbane's Global Precincts at the PCA Breakfast meeting in Brisbane.

The future of Europe's cities discussed in new EIB blogpost

In our first blogpost of 2019 for the European Investment Bank, we delve into the future of European cities and the reasons to be optimistic about Europe's metropolises.

Prof. Greg Clark referenced in British Airways’ Business Life Magazine

In an piece on innovation cities in British Airways’ Business Life Magazine, Professor Greg Clark was referenced for his and his team's work in Glasgow's Innovation District.

Oslo: Our 5th State of the City report launched at City Hall

The benchmarking report for Oslo Business Region summarised Oslo's progress in the current cycle and its opportunities and imperatives in the next period.

Dr Tim Moonen's address to Downtown Dallas

In his keynote speech at the annual Downtown Dallas Inc. meeting, Tim highlighted that downtowns are fundamental to fostering eco-systems, cluster specialization, and developing an all-round business reputation and brand for cities.

Panel at Scotland's first Innovation District launch

Our team was at the launch of Glasgow City Innovation District, where Professor Greg Clark held a panel debate with various stakeholders, including Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Derek McKay.

Our work on Glasgow discussed on BBC Radio Scotland

(Radio) Dr Tim Moonen appears on Good Morning Scotland to discuss the rise in culture and appeal in the city of Glasgow. 13:20 start.

'Towards a Business Story for Glasgow' report shared in The Times

The article focuses on our findings surrounding the rise of Glasgow’s appeal to millennials.

ACI Global Liveable Cities Index Launch in Singapore

Tim was a speaker in Singapore on the two panels 'Global Liveable and Smart Cities Index on 78 World’s Major Cities' and '2018 Annual Indices for Expatriates and Ordinary Residents on Cost of Living, Wages and Purchasing Power for World’s Major Cities'.

Our team at the ESPON Scientific Conference

Our team had the pleasure to attend the ESPON Conference in London this year, debating the topic of 'Building the next generation of research on territorial development'.

Our contribution to EIB essay series: CITY, TRANSFORMED

We are delighted to share with you CITY, TRANSFORMED, the new essay series from the European Investment Bank.

Dr Tim Moonen and Jeremy Kelly discuss Real Estate transparency

(Video) In this World Economic Forum article, our partner at JLL Jeremy Kelly explains the impact of real estate market transparency on how cities grow, featuring video conversation with The Business of Cities' Managing Director Dr Tim Moonen

Cityscapes podcast with Prof. Greg Clark and CfS Chair Michael Rose

(Podcast) Greg tells Michael Rose, Chair of the Committee for Sydney, about the changes he’s seen in Sydney over the past three years and what the future holds.

Holland Metropole Paper to be launched at Expo Real

The second edition of the Benchmarking Holland Metropole report, now featuring Eindhoven and entitled "Fulfilling Potential: Holland Metropole and the decade of change," will be launched at Expo Real in Munich in October.

CfS release 2018 edition of Benchmarking Sydney report

The Committee for Sydney released its 3rd edition of Sydney's Benchmarking report, which reviewed the city's performance over the last year. The report was produced in collaboration with The Business of Cities and with support from both Landcom and Dexus.

Dr Tim Moonen presents at WTTC Europe Leaders Forum

(Video) Watch Tim Moonen discuss how tourism can be more effectively managed to serve cities’ success.

NSW IPC publishes review of Innovation Precincts

The piece 'NSW Innovation Precincts: Lessons from International Experience' explores the factors that contribute to successful, globally-significant innovation precincts as well as common risks and failures.

Dr Tim Moonen cited in Dexus article on Safe Cities

How do we keep Australia's cities safe as we continue to grow? This article on the Dexus website quotes Tim Moonen on the safety of Australian cities, and the available data on those cities.

Innovation Economy paper launched by NSW IPC

Co-authored by Greg Clark, Tim Moonen and Jake Nunley, the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council study is a review of the innovation economy and its implications and imperatives for states and regions.

'Creating Great Australian Cities' paper launched in Perth

With the Property Council of Australia, Greg Clark and Tim Moonen launched the Creating Great Australian Cities report in Perth CBD. Watch our video summary of the report's implications for Perth.

Bernard Salt reviews our PCA work in the Sydney Morning Herald

The Property Council of Australia recently commissioned British- based academic consultancy The Business of Cities under a team directed by Oxford Professor Greg Clark to examine the future of Australian cities.

Greg Clark presents PCA Report Findings

(Video) Watch Professor Greg Clark, Chair of UK’s The Business of Cities, presenting the findings of the Property Council’s Creating Great Australian Cities report.

RETALK Asia review our collaborative report with JLL

Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo are the four Asian cities among the top seven most competitive cities in the world, says a new report by real estate consultant JLL and city intelligence and strategy group, The Business of Cities.

'What Makes a Great City?' Our report featured by sponsor Urbis

A collaboration between The Business of Cities, Urbis and Property Council Australia to produce a comprehensive report in order to understand how well Australian cities are managing change and growth, and what can be done better.

A reviews of Barcelona's new strategic plan for tourism

(Spanish) The 'crisis of success' of tourism in Barcelona fosters a deep reflection on what are the best paths for the future for the sector and for the city.

Our Research with JLL showcased by The Hindu

After years of no show on the global annual survey, for the first time, three cities from India have featured amongst the top world order as a part of the ‘Emerging World Cities’ group.

City Performance discussion with JLL's Jeremy Kelly

(Video) Tim picks out a few highlights from the report Decoding City Performance, published in collaboration with JLL, including the emergence of Seoul and the rise of benchmarks that assess how well cities manage their growth challenges.

AECOM 'Talking Cities' Podcast Series hosts Dr Tim Moonen

(Podcast) Tim joins James Rosenwax in Sydney to discuss the innovation economy, the rise of multi-city regions, and the drivers of change in cities such as Amsterdam, Bogota and Bilbao.

'Steering the Metropolis' Chapter Launched

In 'London: The negotiated city: London governance for a sustainable world city', Prof. Greg Clark, Dr. Tim Moonen and Jonathan Couturier examine the evolution of governance in London that led it to become an archetypal negotiated city.

'Metropolitan Areas' keynote in Tokyo for World Bank

The TDLC aims to foster operational development of World Bank funded projects in specific topics in close collaboration with the World Bank's Communities of Practice

Prof. Greg Clark's podcast in Cape Town: Making Cities Work

(Podcast) Prof Greg Clark CBE was in South Africa conducting workshops in conjunction with the Economic Development Partnership focused on government, business and civil society organisations. In this talk, he focuses on how to get from vision to action.