We are in the process of writing The DNA of Cities book. In the meantime, we have gathered a selection of material that we have already created to show how we treat this terminology. Many of these publications have been prepared in collaboration with our colleagues at The Business of Cities.
The global identity of cities: Seven steps to build reputation and visibility for competitiveness and resilience
This report, written with the Brookings Institution and colleagues at The Business of Cities, identifies strategies for metropolitan leaders to communicate their region’s global identity.
The 10 Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas
This report, written with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and The Business of Cities, reviews the histories of 42 cities worldwide. It observes the factors that enable some cities to learn the 'vocabulary' of openness and global exchange.