Brussels has an opportunity to maintain both its position as Europe’s capital and develop a truly global reach. To achieve this the city must be daring and take bold action.
The forces of globalisation, urbanisation and technological disruption are combining to transform the global system of cities, which has fundamental implications for future patterns of real estate activity and performance.
With rapid rates of urbanisation and burgeoning middle classes, Sub-Saharan Africa is entering a new phase of urban development.
At a recent JLL event, we asked attendees to participate in a short survey and share their memories and thoughts about London.
As more and more emerging cities appear on the international radar, many mature cities are facing a fight to remain globally competitive. How are German cities performing on the international stage in this new era of ‘city competitiveness’?
Authors: Greg Clark, Chair of JLL Cities Research Center, with Emily Moir In this series of blogs and the essay, The future of cities: what is the global agenda?, we explore the future of cities. In this post, we look at new policies and plans being made by Polish and Norwegian governments in relation to […]
Author: Adam Challis Egypt’s government has made headlines with its planned new capital city. The 700 sq km city is expected to cost £30bn and take five to seven years to complete providing a home for five million residents. The aim is to ease congestion and overpopulation in Cairo over the next 40 years. It […]
Author: Emily Moir, The Business of Cities. Portugal continues to struggle with the after-effects of the Global Financial Crisis. Unemployment remains stubbornly high, particularly amongst young people (around a third of whom are out of work), the country’s largest listed bank collapsed at the beginning of August, and personal indebtedness levels are still of concern. Gallup[i] […]
Author: Rosemary Feenan New York, Edinburgh, London and Sydney are cities that are synonymous with some of the world’s best New Year’s Eve celebrations. At midnight on December 31st 2013, a new city joined the list: Cape Town. In what was billed as ‘Africa’s biggest free party’ more than 100,000 revellers ushered in the New […]
Author: Rosemary Feenan City leadership is no longer just about Mayors and Councils. Wider stakeholders, from the private sector and academia to civic groups and not-for-profits are playing an increasingly important role in city development. One recent trend in city governance has been the rise of business leadership groups, including Barcelona Global. Barcelona Global was […]