The world’s mayors are running the biggest and most important cities in all of human history. They need to have a forum.
There can be no doubt about it: The world’s economic action is centered in its cities. More than half the people in the world live in metros, a figure that is projected to rise to nearly three-quarters by mid-century. The world’s 40 largest mega-regions (geographical clusters of cities, many of them crossing national boundaries) account for less than a fifth of the world’s population while producing two thirds of the world’s economic output and nearly 90 percent of its innovations.
How can mayors have a forum? Richard Florida advocates a Global Parliament of Mayors in this article.