The RSA holds regular lunch time lectures lasting just and hour and last week
they had an absolute cracker. Dr Judith Rodin the first woman CEO of the
Rockefeller Foundation, talked about her work on Sustainable Cities which can be
found in her new book: The Resilience Dividend.
I asked a question: had she taken the examples of Hamilton & Boston because they
had elected Mayors and she had. She said that leadership was key foe successful
cities and invariably these came from elected mayors and pointed to the failure
of cities like Cairo which had no effective administration.