The Global Cities Initiative (GCI) equips city and metropolitan area leaders with the practical knowledge, policy ideas, and connections they need to become more globally connected and competitive.
Combining Brookings' deep expertise in fact-based, metropolitan-focused research and JPMorgan Chase's market expertise and longstanding commitment to investing in cities, this initiative:
The Global Cities Initiative is chaired by Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago and senior advisor to JPMorgan Chase. It is co-directed by Bruce Katz, Brookings vice president and co-director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, and Amy Liu, senior fellow and co-director of the Bookings Metropolitan Policy Program.
Launched in 2012, the Global Cities Initiative will catalyze a shift in economic development priorities and practices resulting in more globally connected metropolitan areas and more globally connected metropolitan areas and more sustainable economic growth.
Core activities include: