The Cities of Ambition project explores how cities that are not major global hubs and with fewer resources ‘punch above their weight’ and make the most of their potential. Cities that fall back are consumed by micro politics and parochial thinking and this disturbs their wider focus, they look inward rather than outward. Things never seem bad enough to trigger action. For cities we regard as global models, the relative feeling of comfort is not enough. They say ‘It is not OK to be OK’.
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