Our council

The Cities that Work council is responsible for the strategic steering and knowledge leadership behind the initiative.


The Cities that Work Council provides research, policy, and strategic leadership and direction for the initiative and its outreach. It is made up of leading policymakers, practitioners, and academics who have an in-depth understanding of opportunities and challenges for urban policymaking.

Current council members:

 

Ed Glaeser (Chair), Professor, Harvard University

 

 

 

Paul Collier, Professor, University of Oxford

 

 

 

Patricia de Lille, Mayor, Cape Town

 

 

 

Jonathan Leape, Executive Director, IGC

 

 

 

Jennifer Musisi, Executive Director, Kampala City Authority

 

 

 

Tony Venables, Professor, University of Oxford

 

 

 

Nasir Javed, Director/CEO, the Urban Unit

 

 

Astrid Haas (Cities that Work Manager, IGC) also sits on the Cities that Work Council, and is responsible for implementing Council decisions. She leads the Cities that Work Research and Operations Team.

Michael Blake and Priya Manwaring form part of the Research and Operations Team of Cities that Work. They work closely with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in developing policy orientated syntheses of knowledge, and a network of individuals dedicated to putting this knowledge into practice.