Who We Are


The evolution of cities over the coming decades will affect the quality of life and economic conditions of the majority of the world’s population. By the middle of this century, urban populations are expected to double, putting tremendous pressure on city resources and city leaders. Successful cities will harness the influx of human talent, together with new technologies and fresh policies to serve as dynamic centers of economic growth and development for their regions and nations. read more

Our Team

Our History

The IoC was founded in 2014 by Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor and Professor of the Practice of Political Science, and Graham Wilson, Professor of Political Science. The IoC is affiliated with the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, which is directed by Professor Anthony Janetos. Today, the IOC is led by Professor Wilson and Executive Director Katharine Lusk. read more