Medellín: A Story of Transformation

Last week, from October 15 to 21, Barcelona’s City Council organized the first “Open City Biennial of Thought” (“Ciutat Oberta Biennal de pensament”), with the aim to “link the debate on the role of today’s cities with the big challenges facing contemporary society.” More than 20,000 people participated in 69 activities, including talks, debates and […]


Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Last week, the IESE Cities in Motion team had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, a three-day international conference organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times. The event, with more than 80 speakers and delegates from over 35 countries, brought together global leaders and decision […]


How Serious Is Gender Inequality at Local Government Leadership?: A Quick Assessment of Women Leading Cities and Gender Equality

A couple of weeks ago, the 2017 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress took place in Barcelona. During the different conferences at the Congress and side events – including the 3rd International Conference of the Specialist Center on PPPs in Smart and Sustainable Cities (PPP for cities) led by IESE -, it was […]