Today, a hundred of the world’s largest cities are responsible jointly for 30 per cent of global GDP. This is likely to increase dramatically in the future.

If recent population growth projections are anything to go by, 70 per cent of the global population will be urban by 2050. Tokyo has already already reached 28 million inhabitants, Mumbai has 18 million, New York City 16 million, Shanghai 14 million, Rio de Janeiro 10 million, Moscow 9 million, Tehran and London 7 million, and Milan 4 million. Yet, as the Greek philosopher Aristotle pointed out, "a great city is not to be confounded with a populous one".

ATCM International believes in making towns and cities great through a collaborative approach to management-based solutions that build on transnational research, exchange of best practices in town and city management, and joint analysis of global socio-economic trends.

Staff at ATCM International have experience of working with research institutions, local authorities, chambers of commerce, regional development agencies, town and city managers, and key thinkers in the US, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

For examples of recent ATCM International projects delivered in cooperation with international partner organisations please see the menu on the left.

For more information or to discuss our International Programme please contact us here.