CEOs for Cities

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To develop a succinct, non-technical summary of theories of urban success that urban leaders can use to better understand the challenges they face and establish a basis for the policies they undertake

Project Team

CEOs For Cities

CEOs for Cities was founded in 2001 by Paul Grogan, author of Comeback Cities and President of The Boston Foundation. Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago, Dr. Eugene Trani, President of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Charles Ratner, CEO and President of Forest City Enterprises are co-chairs.

CEOs for Cities is funded by contributions from its network members and the generous support of The Kresge Foundation, The Lumina Foundation for Education, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and The Chicago Community Trust. For more information, go to or contact us at +1 312 553 4630.