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.
How do Cities Evolve and Recover?
In a WrldCty 2020 keynote, Professor Greg Clark CBE demonstrates how The DNA of Cities can be used to assess the way that individual cities and groups of cities have evolved over time.
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 Seven Habits of Highly Successful Cities
This report, written with colleagues at The Business of Cities for the Committee for Sydney, explains the value of recognising a city’s identity in a globalising world.
Global Cities: A Short History
This book investigates 4,000 years of urbanisation to examine the enduring forces - such as trade, migration, war and technology - that have enabled some cities to emerge from the pack into global leadership.
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.