In today’s world, transnational corporations are increasingly overtaking countries in terms of power, but still rely on megacities to exert their influence. The economically active population, capital and technology are concentrated in urban centers. Although countries at large provide critical legal, physical and security infrastructure services, a country’s development and success directly depends on the success of businesses.
How do we ensure cooperation between corporations, cities and countries? What kind of responsibilities do businesses have towards countries? What can countries do to achieve sustainable cities? How can cities position themselves as world leaders?