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WATCH: Global city and business leaders attend Global Cities Symposium

The Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) held it second annual Symposium in London last week, hosted by Canary Wharf Group at Level39, attended by more than 150 participants from around the world, including leaders from 9 global business capitals.

The Alliance has made enormous progress in the twelve months since its inaugural event, completing two global studies, on housing, which successfully highlighted the scale and economic impact of the housing crisis; and on city-business interaction, assessing the differing models cities and businesses use to interact.

Economic Impact of High Housing Costs

Watch our video to learn about the outcomes from the Alliance’s global research on housing.

How Cities and Business can Work Together for Growth

Watch our video to learn more about the Alliance’s global research on city-business interaction.

The Symposium was the culmination of the Alliance’s 2015-16 work programme, where Alliance Partners and city leaders presented and debated the outcomes of this work, whilst also looking ahead to the future.

All participants had the opportunity to contribute to interactive discussions on urban mobility and place making during the day, which will form the basis for shaping future work streams.
The Alliance consolidated its approach of “think global, act local” with the city of Chicago agreeing to pilot a city-business interaction project.

Sir Michael Rake, Chair of the Alliance, announced that the 2017 Global Cities Symposium will be held in New York on 12-14 June 2017.

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