Tim Moonen

timmoonen@thebusinessofcities.com

For 15 years, Tim has pursued a deep and applied interest in the mechanics of globalisation and its ongoing political and economic implications for cities. Growing up in London and later studying in Bristol, Cambridge and Madrid, his doctoral studies zeroed in on the ways recent scientific models and conceptual innovations can help us understand and track processes of urban change. Today, back in London at The Business of Cities, Tim helps shape a unique set of optics with which to understand cities and competitiveness in the current cycle of globalisation. Whether it’s through collaboration with thought leaders at Brookings Institution or OECD, or via strategic advisory work with city leadership in remarkable places like New York and Oslo, Tim says the quest to ascertain the ingredients for long-run city success is endlessly enthralling. Tim’s first co-authored book, entitled World Cities and Nation States, will be published with Wiley-Blackwell in autumn 2016.

Blogs by Tim

Singapore’s unique model of city leadership

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Authors: Tim Moonen and Jonathan Couturier, The Business of Cities Singapore has a well-earned reputation for long-term, pragmatic leadership against daunting odds, as the city-state has evolved with remarkable speed from a small impoverished nation in 1965 into today’s iconic global metropolis. Under the stewardship of the Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the ruling People’s […]

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What can a city do to change its position in indexes and rankings?

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Authors: Tim Moonen and Jonathan Couturier, The Business of Cities The growing number of high-profile city indexes presents both challenges and strategic opportunities for city leaders and decision-makers. City indexes and rankings publicly highlight areas of strength and weakness in city perception and performance. They provide essential information for citizens and investors on a city’s progress and […]

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