Andrew Stevens

Andrew is a visiting fellow in the UCL City Leadership Laboratory and Chief Researcher in the London Office of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) of Japan.


He has worked as a writer and analyst specialising in city governance and urban knowledge transfer for over a decade and is also the Nomura Research Institute’s principal adviser in the UK.  Most recently he serves on the international advisory of a Royal Geographic Society research programme on migration and urban settlements.


Andrew was formerly a senior editor and founder of at the City Mayors Foundation and has written widely on cities, mega events and urban identity, including for the Guardian, Time Out and others.  He has written several books and book chapters around city government, place branding and communications.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Regional Studies Association and Urban Economics Association. Formerly a political adviser in city government, he holds a masters in political science from Goldsmiths College.