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The City Mayors Foundation
Promoting good government

In this century, metropolitan areas, rather than nation states, will shape the world's social, cultural, technological and economic agendas. This process will lead to increased competition for human, intellectual and material resources but will also force cities to co-operate with and learn from one another.

The City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank dedicated to urban affairs, consists of professionals working together in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa to promote strong and prosperous cities as well as good local government. Established in 2003, City Mayors encourages city leaders from across the world to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to long-standing urban challenges such as governance, society, housing, transport, education and employment. City Mayors also debates ways to meet the latest environmental, technological, social and security challenges, which affect the well-being of citizens.

The City Mayors Foundation has no association with any city or organisation and is run on strictly non-commercial, non-profit lines. Sponsorships, advertising, subscriptions, donations or any other kind of revenue are NOT sought and will be rejected, if offered.

Aims
Cities and their people are essential drivers of all economies. The City Mayors Foundation works for a harmonious and fruitful relationship between cities and their economies. City Mayors also analyses the new challenges of urban governance, including migration pressures, community integration, disaster management and resilience against terrorism.

Successful cities require strong and resourceful leaders and well-resourced administrations, reflecting the communities they serve. City Mayors backs demands to give local governments, who cooperate with one another, increased power and authority as well as additional resources. The City Mayors Foundation strongly campaigns against any kind of corruption in local government.

Ethics
City Mayors has instituted a Code of Ethics for city leaders who wish to perform their duties beyond all reproach.

Publishing & pro bono services
The City Mayors Foundation maintains the City Mayors website, organises the bi-annual World Mayor Project and provides pro bono consultancy services.

The Foundation advises on issues such as:
• Governance
• Finance
• Economic development
• Environment
• Planning
• Citizen empowerment
• Education
• Marketing

During the past 12 months, the City Mayors internet platform has increased its traffic to more than 4.5 million unique visitors. City Mayors, together with its World Mayor Project, has established itself as the leading independent and non-commercial internet publisher dealing with all aspects of urban affairs.

World Mayor
The City Mayors Foundation awards The World Mayor Prize every two years to a mayor who has made outstanding contributions to his and her community and has developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across the world.
The World Mayor Project has its own dedicated website www.worldmayor.com.


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City Mayors has instituted a Code of Ethics for city leaders who wish to perform their duties beyond all reproach


The City Mayors Team
Editorial & Consultancy

SENIOR FELLOWS & FELLOWS
Tann vom Hove
Senior Fellow
Position: Senior Editor
Location: London, UK and Freiburg, Germany
Expertise: Economics, government, politics, marketing, statistics
Languages: English, German, French

Mayraj Fahim
Senior Fellow
Position: Local government adviser
Location: Connecticut, USA
Expertise: Municipal finance and local government re-organisation
Languages: English

Adriana Maciel
Senior Fellow
Position: Latin America Editor
Location: Mexico City
Expertise: Politics, writing, languages
Languages: Spanish, English, French

Tony Favro
Fellow
Position: USA Editor
Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Expertise: Local government, politics, society, environment, writing
Languages: English, Italian

Andrew Stevens
Fellow
Position: Writer and urban adviser
Location: London
Expertise: Urbanism, marketing and politics
Languages: English

Guy Kervella
Fellow
Position: Deputy Editor
Location: London, UK Paris, France
Expertise: Marketing, tourism, Chinese and Indian urban development
Languages: English, French

Brian Baker
Fellow
Position: Local government and environment correspondent
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Expertise: Local government, politics, environment, writing & research
Languages: English

Matteo Dalle Fratte
Fellow

Position: Italy Editor
Location: London and Venice
Expertise: Local government, journalism
Languages: Italian, English


ASSOCIATE FELLOWS
Brian Moore
Associate Fellow
Position: Editorial Consultant
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Expertise: Publishing, writing and editing
Languages: English

Alidad Vassigh
Associate Fellow

Position: Research Editor
Location: Madrid
Expertise: Editing, factual writing, politics
Languages: English, French, Persian, Spanish

Rodrigo Aguilar Benignos
Associate Fellow
Position: Senior Latin American Correspondent
Location: Washington DC and Mexico DF
Expertise: Politics, Local government, US-Mexican relations, Society
Languages: Spanish, English

Dr Paulo Botas
Associate Fellow
Position: Education Editor
Location: London, UK
Expertise: Education and academic research
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish

Rodrigo M Queiroga
Associate Fellow
Position: Latin America Editor
Location: Belo Horizonte,Brazil
Expertise: Health, IT, local and regional govmernment
Languages: Portuguese, English, Mandarin, Spanish, German


Correspondents
Kevin Bourne
Associate
Position: Canada Correspondent
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Expertise: Communications, urbanism, branding, economic development
Languages: English, French


Dr Baldemar Méndez Antonio
Associate
Position: Latin America Correspondent
Location: Mexico City
Expertise: Engineering, politics, writing
Languages: Spanish, English

Vanessa Plihal
Associate
Position: Central America Correspondent
Location: Guatemala
Expertise: Writing, Politics
Languages: Spanish, English

Renato S Pesci
Associate
Position: Built environment adviser
Location: London, UK
Expertise: Architecture, art, design and education
Languages: English, Italian, French

Dr Graham Cunningham
Associate
Position: Historical adviser
Location: Cambridge, UK
Expertise: European and Asian history, education
Languages: English, German, Latin


Art & Design
Manuel Ferrari
Fellow
Position: Creative Director
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Expertise: Animation, live action filming, graphic design, illustrations
Languages: French, English
Internet:
www.ferrarimanuel.com

Kevin Visdeloup
Associate Fellow
Position: Art Editor
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Expertise: Art & design
Languages: German, French, English

Kaspar Swankey
Associate Fellow
Position: Sculptor
Location: Berlin, Germany
Expertise: Sculpting, black smith
Languages: English, German
Internet: www.swankeypankey.com


In memoriam
Ruth E Maguire

Founder member
Died 23 April 2006