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OECD Local Economic Leadership

OECD leadership paper published

A new OECD paper on successful local economic leadership, co-authored by The Business of Cities’ Greg Clark, Tim Moonen and Emily Moir and the OECD’s Debra Mountford, was launched at Manchester Town Hall on June 25th at the 11th Annual OECD

The paper features latest insights and case studies from Amsterdam, Hamburg, Manchester and Stockholm. Click image to open paper.


Review of 200 Global Indexes

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The Business of Cities and JLL have published their latest comprehensive review of city performance measures, covering 200 indexes, benchmarks and rankings. Click image to view the report.

World Cities and Nation States

Moscow Urban Forum has published new research by The Business of Cities on the dynamic relationships between world

cities and their national governments. Entitled ‘World Cities and Nation States: Promoting a New Deal for the 21st Century’, this groundbreaking report sheds new light on the way political systems in 12 world cities are beginning to adapt to the urban age.

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The Urban Innovation Economy

Greg Clark and Tim Moonen produce a new report addressingTechnology Real Estate and the Innovation Economy image the issue of how the real estate industry must adapt and meet the demands of the new normal – sustainable spaces in which to create innovation through knowledge, science, culture, and creativity whilst enhancing quality of life.

The 10 traits of Global Fluency

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The 10 Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas



ULI Density Report

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The Business of Cities’ Emily Moir and Greg Clark have published an important new report on city density on behalf of ULI. The paper breaks new ground in unpacking the different meanings and scales of density, and the opportunities for future densification in cities.  To view report click image.


The Future of Cities Global Review

The UK Government’s Foresight Future of Cities project has published new work by The Business of Cities on how the world is thinking about the future of cities. This report breaks new ground in showing how nations, cities, and supra-national bodies are learning different lessons from previous cycles of urbanisation, and preparing in innovative ways for an urban future. Click image to view.

Urban Age: Underpowered Cities

The Business of Cities contributes to the latest annual LSE Urban LSE LogoAge newspaper, whose theme is ‘Governing Urban Futures’. This new essay highlights the leadership and governance deficits that have emerged at the urban level in the new century of cities. It reviews the latest coalitions, adaptations and reforms taking place in cities worldwide to respond to these deficits. Click image to view report

Global Cities Initiative: Mumbai

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The Business of Cities has authored a fresh in-depth assessment
of Mumbai’s credentials as India’s global city, on behalf of the Global Cities Initiative. The new report benefits from contributions by world-leading experts on Indian politics and the city’s development prospects. Click image to view report