The role of cities – and innovative city governments – is more important than ever.


For the first time, cities are home to most of the world’s population. By 2050, it is projected that three of every four people will live in cities. This historic shift presents challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, city leaders must find ways to use limited resources to serve growing numbers of people. On the other, cities are drivers of progress and innovation, and hold the solution to many of the pressing issues we face – from confronting climate change and improving public health to creating jobs in a changing global economy. By helping city governments innovate, engage the public, make the most of their resources, and turn bold new ideas into policy, we can improve the lives of billions of people.

  • 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050.

    As centers of innovation and progress, cities are the key to solving many of the world’s biggest challenges.

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