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Markus Berensson
City Mayors Correspondent

City Mayors Correspondent Markus Berensson specialises in urban development, local governance and regional economics. He studied economics and politics at Uppsala University, Sweden, used to work with a local governance think tank in London and, besides City Mayors, writes for his blog Metro Metrics.

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MOST RECENT
Adding value, not just shrinking
is the key to rightsizing cities

13 June 2011: Cities and regions grow, reach a plateau and shrink. Sometimes they start growing again after a short slump, such as New York City following the dismal 1970s, in other cases, like in Mayor Curley’s mid 20th century Boston, it takes decades of distress before the wheels of fortune start turning again and the urban economy finds itself in tune with current economic developments. Some cities though, like Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis or Youngstown, are seemingly unable to halt their population losses. More

GOVERNMENT
Government fragmentation is holding
back America’s metropolitan regions

1 April 2011: What is a city? Defining New York, Chicago or Los Angeles is easier said than done. Where the border between a dense urban industrial, cultural and political center and the outside world was clear a century ago this is no longer the case. Take any major American metro area today and there will be both a central city – the political entity of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles that once was the metropolis – but also an urban landscape of millions of people that begins wherever the city limit ends. More

ECONOMICS
Danish and Swedish regions gave up
power to create bi-national metropolis

5 May 2011: After more than a century of the original grand plan to build a fixed link between Sweden and Denmark, the early 1990s finally saw real action. Inspired by the concept of a Europe of Regions and a post-industrial search for a new economic foundation, the two countries agreed to build a 7.85km-long bridge across the Öresund strait to connect the Danish capital Copenhagen with Sweden’s third city, Malmö, to form a united binational metropolis. More

DEVELOPMENT
Adding value, not just shrinking
is the key to rightsizing cities

13 June 2011: Cities and regions grow, reach a plateau and shrink. Sometimes they start growing again after a short slump, such as New York City following the dismal 1970s, in other cases, like in Mayor Curley’s mid 20th century Boston, it takes decades of distress before the wheels of fortune start turning again and the urban economy finds itself in tune with current economic developments. Some cities though, like Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis or Youngstown, are seemingly unable to halt their population losses. More









Eleven women mayors have been honoured by the 2018 World Mayor Project.

Valeria Mancinelli, Mayor of Ancona (Italy), was awarded the World Mayor Prize.

The mayors of Doncaster (UK), Rennes (France), Saarbrücken (Germany) and Zamboanga (Philippines) were awarded the 2018 World Mayor Commendations.

The mayors of Cologne (Germany), Fort Worth (USA), Lille (France), Paris (France), Trbovlje (Slovenia) and Tunis (Tunesia) were given the World Mayor title Mayor of Distinction.


WORLD MAYOR PRIZE 2018
Valeria Mancinelli, Mayor of Ancona, Italy

WORLD MAYOR COMMENDATIONS
• Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, France
• Nathalie Appéré, Mayor of Rennes, France
• Charlotte Britz, Mayor of Saarbrücken, Germany
• Beng Climaco, Mayor of Zamboanga City, Phillipines

WORLD MAYOR MAYORS OF DISTINCTION
• Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne, Germany
• Betsy Prize, Mayor of Fort Worth, USA
• Martine Aubry,Mayor of Lille, France
• Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France
• Jasna Gabric, Mayor of Trbovlje, Slovenia
• Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Tunis, Tunisia

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