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OPENCities Monitor Update 2012 available to use now

The OPENCities Monitor is a new city benchmark developed by BAK Basel Economics on behalf of the British Council. The OPENCities Monitor is a unique collaboration and learning tool to measure city openness, defined as “the capacity of a city to attract international populations and to enable them to contribute to the future success of the city”.

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Advantages of openness

Leadership and Governance

Seeks to identify the extent to which agendas have been orchestrated within a select group of case study cities.


Leadership and Governance OPENCities
Internationalisation of OPENCities

This book deals with the role openness has to foster internationalisation and the wider internationalisation process.


Internationalisation OPENCities
Understanding OPENCities

Cities are all different and such difference must be recognised, there are some distinctive aspects for city development.


Understanding OPENCities
Managing Diversity

There are a number of different ways to define urban population diversity including, linguistics, birthplace, ancestry, age, gender...


Managing Diversity


The OPENCities Monitor is conducted by BAKBASEL. BAK Basel Economics AG (BAKBASEL) is an independent Swiss research institute.