The UK-International Metro Mayors Summit would not be possible without the support and partnership of a number of organisations. The summit's lead partner is Centre for Cities, a UK-based think tank dedicated to improving the economies of UK cities. The Centre liaises with all partners and the UK mayors across all aspects of the summit. Boston University Initiative on Cities has been the lead partner in bringing together the US mayors, providing useful facts and figures for the UK counterparts.Citi are key supporters of the summit and the Global Founding Partners.

The Summit also has the support of Arup as UK Programme Partner and further support comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the University of Warwick.

About the Partners

Centre for Cities

The Centre for Cities is a charity (registered in the UK no. 111941) and the UK's only think tank dedicated to improving the economic performance of cities. It is the first port of call for UK and international decision makers seeking to understand and improve UK cities’ economic performance.

Citi - Global Founding Partner

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Boston University


The Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) was co-founded in 2014 by the City of Boston’s longest-serving mayor, Tom Menino, and BU Professor of Political Science, Graham Wilson. The IOC operates as a cross-university research initiative bridging the divide between urban scholarly research and local governance, both domestically and internationally.

Arup - UK Programme Partner

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. With over 80 offices in 35 countries Arup has more than 13,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants delivering innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.

With support from

Bloomberg Philanthropies and University of Warwick