Mayors Challenge: Cardiff

  • cooperation
  • culture
  • economy
  • knowledge society
  • mobility

For its Mayors Challenge entry, Cardiff is taking inspiration from sports theory and translating it into the daily working and living practices of citizens to bridge its productivity gap.

Switching on the Enterprise Gene

Population: 340,000
Challenge: economic development

Cardiff's performance indicators in education, industry, and health lag behind those of peer cities. To address this issue, it is taking the theory of aggregating incremental gains from sports – which advocates making one percent improvements in everything you do – and applying it to the day-to-day working and living practices of residents. Working in teams, Cardiff residents will identify shared goals and practice techniques for improvement to bridge the productivity gap.

Mayors Challenge:

EUROCITIES staff contact

Nicola Vatthauer