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City Mayors Foundation
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City Mayors

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

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

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

Andrew Stevens
Position: UK Editor
Location: London
Expertise: Urbanism, politics, research and social media
Languages: English

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

Matteo Dalle Fratte
Position: Southern Europe Editor
Location: London and Venice
Expertise: Local government, journalism
Languages: Italian, English

Jonas Schorr
Position: Political adviser
Location: Berlin
Expertise: Politics, local government, city branding
Languages: English, German, Mandarin

Jacek Bruchal
Position: Research Consultant and Eastern European Editor
Location: London, Warsaw
Expertise: Research, Finance, Economics, European politics
Languages: Polish, English, Russian

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

Brian Moore
Associate Fellow
Position: Editorial Consultant
Location: Hastings, UK
Expertise: Publishing, writing and editing
Languages: English

Adriana Maciel
Associate Fellow
Location: Mexico City
Expertise: Politics, writing, languages
Languages: Spanish, English, French

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

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

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

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

Kaspar Swankey
Position: Sculptor
Location: Berlin
Expertise: Sculpting, black smith
Languages: English, German

Manuel Ferrari
Position: Creative Director
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Expertise: Animation, live action filming, graphic design, illustrations
Languages: French, English

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

Ruth E Maguire
Founding Fellow
Died 23 April 2006

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 research think tank dedicated to urban affairs, is maintained and financed by 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.

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 campaigns against any kind of corruption in local government.

The City Mayors Foundation recognises the role women play in local government and seeks to increase the number of women mayors.

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

Research, publishing & pro bono services
The City Mayors Foundation maintains the City Mayors website, organises the bi-annual World Mayor Project and publishes original research. It also acts as a publishing house for its fellows. City Mayors also provides a range of pro bono services to local government, academic institutions, the press and members of the public.

The World Mayor Project
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. The 2018 World Mayor Project was dedicated to women in local government. It featured the achievements of female mayors from across the world and will honoured the best of them. Women have fought prejudice and struggled for equal rights and opportunities for hundreds of years. They did it with courage and resolve. In the 20th and early 21st centuries, women have achieved success in many spheres previously reserved to or monopolised by men, but their contributions are still often undervalued and their potential not recognised enough. Only some 20 per cent of the world’s mayors are women. The World Mayor Project aims to encourage more women to consider a career in local government and stand for political office. FULL RESULTS OF WORLD MAYOR 2018

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