The Leadership of Cities

In partnership with the World Bank Institute, OECD and UCL City The Leadership of Cities ImageLeadership Institute, The Business of Cities has authored a new report  on city leadership. This paper looks at how leadership teams can be built and run to enable cities to move beyond their governance deficits. On the basis of a series of case studies, interviews with city leaders and a review of existing literature, the report identifies two key ingredients in the creation of efficient city leadership. First it highlights that leaders need to be accomplished innovators, coming up with fresh ways of meeting the challenges their cities face. Second, the paper emphasises the importance of building a shared system of leadership, in which all different elements of the broad system of city governance can work together to secure better urban futures