The future of city leadership

High Line Park in New York City (credit: David Berkowitz/CC BY 2.0)

Guest post by Professor Robin Hambleton. Mayors and civic leaders from around the world shared their ideas on the future of city leadership at the City Leadership Summit in October. How to lead place-based innovation emerged as a major theme.

Urban ecosystem services

Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve showing St Davids Hotel (Cardiff Harbour Authority/CC BY-SA 3.0)

What opportunities might ecosystem services hold for the future city? Green roofs, living walls and vertical gardening are just some of the ideas mentioned in the latest paper published by the Future of Cities project.