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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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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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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The Business of Cities: The Future of Cities

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Authors: Greg Clark and Emily Moir The last blog in this series, looked at the suitability of commercial strategies for city governance, as identified in the Business of Cities essay. In this post we explore the future relationship between businesses and cities. In the new global era, cities and businesses have become strongly inter-connected and inter-dependent. They […]

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