Lab Reports and Reviews

The City Leadership Lab's research ethos is very much shaped by its collaboration with key stakeholders in urban policy - linking scholarly research with applied analysis. These are reports aimed at setting the national and international debate on key challenges for city leadership, providing effective advice on urban innovation. 

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

Climate Action In Megacities 3.0

The 3rd edition of the C40 Cities CAM report, detailing 9,831 actions on how C40 cities tackle climate change.

The Future of UK City Leadership

A working paper for the UK Government Office for Science part of the Foresight program on the future of cities.

Potential for Climate Action

A review of the barriers and potential that C40 Cities should engage in for even more effective actions

'City Diplomacy' and twinning

Reviewing lessons from China, UK and global cities on city diplomacy and the value of networking, for Go Science and the FCO

Powering Climate Action

In collaboration with ARUP and C40 cities reviewing the powers that cities have for transformative climate action 

Connecting Healthy Cities

A discussion paper for the WHO Healthy Cities network on the challenges of city diplomacy for health and the needs for strategies.