These cities face similar challenges and opportunities around sustainable development. Forum members are committed to culture as an important organising principle for creating thriving urban centres. They share research, collaborate to create an actionable agenda for change, and promote innovation at home.
The Forum was founded in 2012 by London, New York City, Shanghai, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Johannesburg and Istanbul. It is unique in bringing city leaders, senior policymakers, and people of influence together to develop strategies aimed at supporting cultural activity and the creative economy - with a long-term view.
BOP convenes the annual World Cities Summit, with the most recent taking place in London in November 2015. Our research and analysis shapes the Forum’s discussions.
Interactive data and up-to-date reports can be found on the WCCF website.