Your City Counts Global Survey of City Leaders
Your City Counts is the first globally representative sample of local government executive leaders.
Your City Counts is the first-ever Global Survey of City Leaders with responses from 246 city leaders in every major geographic region in the world. The survey asks local government leaders about their local economy, housing, infrastructure, built and natural environments, social issues, governance, and finance.
City leaders have gained prominence in recent years with innovative approaches to problems ranging from housing shortages to traffic congestion to flood risks, and, most notably, how they have joined forces with other city leaders to address climate change. Policymakers around the world can make more effective decisions when they have a better understanding of how local government leaders perceive the challenges and opportunities cities face, and their priorities for future action.
The survey is a collaborative effort between Cornell's Mui Ho Center for Cities and a coalition of international partners, including the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Slum Dwellers International (SDI), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) , the Mayors Migration Council, and the World Bank. The survey was funded by the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Cornell Center for Social Sciences at Cornell University.