Greg Clark

greg@gregclark.com

Greg Clark has spent more than two decades putting his passion for cities to good use, by advising and mentoring global cities, firms and institutions. He has worked with over 100 cities around the world and holds senior advisory roles at international bodies including the OECD, Brookings Institution, ULI, and the Future Cities Catapult. A prolific author, Greg has published ten books to date on cities and investment practices, with three more in the pipeline for 2016-17. And as Chairman of The Business of Cities research and intelligence group, Greg leads a small high calibre team that advises and reports on global trends and changes in cities. In his academic life Greg is Hon Prof of City Leadership at UCL and co-chairman of the UCL City Leadership initiative, Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University, and Global Fellow at LSE Cities. He has received international awards for his work from cities as far afield as Barcelona, Brisbane, London, and Toronto and in 2016, Greg was honoured by HM Queen Elizabeth II with a CBE for his services to city and regional economic development. Meanwhile, outside of the day jobs, Greg is an avid tennis player, wine enthusiast, and lifelong follower of Arsenal FC.

Blogs by Greg

Densification: Drivers, Dividends and Debates

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By 2050, there will be another 2.5 billion people living in the world’s cities. Governments have three main options to cope with this huge influx of people – to allow cities to expand and sprawl; to build new towns and cities; or to embrace the densification of cities within their existing boundaries.

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Are cities like businesses? What does the re-urbanisation of business mean for cities?

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Authors: Greg Clark, Chair of JLL Cities Research Center, with Emily Moir Cities and businesses have always been closely linked. A great number of cities owe their very origins to business, having developed from trading posts where merchants and artisans gathered to engage in commerce. At various points in history, the distinctions between cities and businesses […]

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The Future of Cities: An Urban World?

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Authors: Greg Clark of the JLL Cities Research Centre with Emily Moir In this blog, we explore what the urbanized world of the future is expected to look like, following on from our Business of City essay. Articles, websites and blogs on cities often begin with the statistic that more than half of the world’s population […]

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The Future of Cities: A Growing Agenda

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Authors: Greg Clark of the JLL Cities Research Centre with Emily Moir This is the first in a new series of blogs on the future of cities based on the Business of Cities essay, produced in conjunction with the UK Government Office for Science. Over the last five years, two ‘future’ urban agendas have been […]

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