Our approach

A new approach to urban policy development

Cities that Work synthesises cutting-edge research with the knowledge and experience of policymakers and practitioners. This synthesis of knowledge forms the basis of three key tools for policymakers:

  • Topic-specific policy workshops will allow policymakers and economic researchers to collaborate in further developing this policy-orientated body of knowledge.
  • A policy-friendly web-based tool will set out practical knowledge organised according to specific challenges policymakers face.
  • A series of targeted IGC Growth Briefs on particular urbanisation issues will highlight how this new synthesis of knowledge can help policymakers.

This new network and synthesis of knowledge will form the basis for executive training opportunities that will bring together the ideas and experiences of urban policymakers and leading researchers from across the world.