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Lab Reports and Reviews

The City Leadership Lab strives to offer accessible and scholarly reviews of pressing issues from city leadership to infrastructure, disasters and more. Lab reports are published under a creative commons licence and freely available for download here.

Find out more about the Lab's projects below and download the reports by clicking on their cover.

The 'Governability Grip'

A summary of the WEFWEBs pilot to develop a methodology to assess the governance of ('nexus') infrastructure in cities.

Safer and Smarter Cities (2017)

The second (Habitat III) report on the UN-Habitat technical working group on safer and smarter cities looking at gender challenges to urban safety.

The Leadership of Cities

A review by the Lab's visiting faculty from the Business of Cities on the state and best practices in city leadership around the world.

Safer and Smarter Cities (2016)

The first (WUF7) report on the UN-Habitat technical working group on safer and smarter cities looking at gender challenges to urban safety.

Engaging Universities in the NUA 

A report from the New Urban University on the strategies, and accessibility of universities in London and New York as key urban actors.

Informal Governance Networks

A summary of the Vaccinating the Nexus pilot to develop a methodology to assess the informal governance of systems' role in disasters.

Global Urban Knowledge and the New Urban Agenda

A pre-Habitat III workshop report from the global urban knowledge project discussing urban science. 

Informed Cities

A summary of the Informed Cities pilot to project to develop an assessment of urban information ecosystems underpinning pubic policy in cities

Placing Business Leadership

A policy paper developed with FCO for the Chilean Government looking at key lessons on Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)