Leading Cities is a network of cities from around the world. These cities have been chosen specifically for their common traits. All are mid-sized metro areas with a highly educated workforce, strong ties to higher education, innovation and technology. Because of these similarities, our cities share common challenges and can transfer proven solutions. Cities all over the world face many similar challenges, but by choosing cities with similar characteristics we have been able to identify similar trends and opportunities in response to the common limitations and restrictions that cities face.
To be included in the Leading Cities network, a city must secure the commitment participation of the municipal government and at least one university and develop a Local Advisory Board comprised of representatives from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors. Click on each city’s page to see our partners.