Greg Clark

Greg Clark

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Metropolitan Policy Program

Greg Clark is a global advisor, author and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Clark supports and guides metropolitan strategies world-wide as Professor of City Leadership at UCL, a global fellow for LSE Cities at the London School of Economics, as a senior fellow at the Urban Land Institute, a strategic advisor for the OECD's Local Economy Programme, and a fellow at Future Cities Catapult in the United Kingdom.

From 2008 to 2016 he was chairman of the International Advisory Board for the New York Regional Plan, Oslo Regional Strategy, Salvador, Vienna, Moscow, and Sao Paulo Strategic Plans and he was International Advisor on the Metropolitan Strategic Plans of Rio da Janeiro, Barcelona, Gauteng/Johannesburg, Western Cape, Toronto, Glasgow, Mumbai, Turin and Auckland.

He has advised on metropolitan governance reform in Auckland, Sydney, Rio da Janeiro, Vienna, London, Toronto, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Milan, and Oslo. He has led 25 Reviews of city and regional development for the OECD. He has advised on national policies for cities and regions in UK, Ireland, Canada, China, India, Chile, Colombia, Sri Lanka, South Africa¸ New Zealand, Italy, Slovakia, and Latvia.

He is the author or co-author of 10 books including A Short History of Global Cities (Brookings Press, 2016), World Cities and Nation States (Wiley, 2016), The Making of a World City: London 1991 to 2021 (Wiley, 2015), Local Economic Leadership (OECD Publishing, 2015), and Delivering Local Development: New Growth and Investment Strategies (OECD Publishing, 2013), Organising Economic Development (OECD, 2014), among others. His next book, The Business of Cities, will be published in Spring 2017 (Routledge).

Clark has received numerous awards including the Freedom of the City of London and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to city and regional economic development. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science and was selected as a Harkness Fellow by the Commonwealth Fund of New York.

From 1988 to 2006 Greg Clark held a variety of roles in London including Lead Advisor on City & Regional Development, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK Government, Executive Director of Strategy and Communications, London Development Agency, Managing Director, Economic Development, at Greater London Enterprise, Chief Executive of the London Enterprise Agency: ‘One London’, and International Programmes Director at the London Docklands Development Corporation.

He currently holds Non-Executive roles as a Board Member of the London LEP (Mayors Economic Development Board), Transport for London, and the Centre for Cities. He is chairman of the JLL Cities Research Centre.

Greg Clark is a global advisor, author and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Clark supports and guides metropolitan strategies world-wide as Professor of City Leadership at UCL, a global fellow for LSE Cities at the London School of Economics, as a senior fellow at the Urban Land Institute, a strategic advisor for the OECD’s Local Economy Programme, and a fellow at Future Cities Catapult in the United Kingdom.

From 2008 to 2016 he was chairman of the International Advisory Board for the New York Regional Plan, Oslo Regional Strategy, Salvador, Vienna, Moscow, and Sao Paulo Strategic Plans and he was International Advisor on the Metropolitan Strategic Plans of Rio da Janeiro, Barcelona, Gauteng/Johannesburg, Western Cape, Toronto, Glasgow, Mumbai, Turin and Auckland.

He has advised on metropolitan governance reform in Auckland, Sydney, Rio da Janeiro, Vienna, London, Toronto, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Milan, and Oslo. He has led 25 Reviews of city and regional development for the OECD. He has advised on national policies for cities and regions in UK, Ireland, Canada, China, India, Chile, Colombia, Sri Lanka, South Africa¸ New Zealand, Italy, Slovakia, and Latvia.

He is the author or co-author of 10 books including A Short History of Global Cities (Brookings Press, 2016), World Cities and Nation States (Wiley, 2016), The Making of a World City: London 1991 to 2021 (Wiley, 2015), Local Economic Leadership (OECD Publishing, 2015), and Delivering Local Development: New Growth and Investment Strategies (OECD Publishing, 2013), Organising Economic Development (OECD, 2014), among others. His next book, The Business of Cities, will be published in Spring 2017 (Routledge).

Clark has received numerous awards including the Freedom of the City of London and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to city and regional economic development. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science and was selected as a Harkness Fellow by the Commonwealth Fund of New York.

From 1988 to 2006 Greg Clark held a variety of roles in London including Lead Advisor on City & Regional Development, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK Government, Executive Director of Strategy and Communications, London Development Agency, Managing Director, Economic Development, at Greater London Enterprise, Chief Executive of the London Enterprise Agency: ‘One London’, and International Programmes Director at the London Docklands Development Corporation.

He currently holds Non-Executive roles as a Board Member of the London LEP (Mayors Economic Development Board), Transport for London, and the Centre for Cities. He is chairman of the JLL Cities Research Centre.