In 2006, Creative London teamed up with the city Government of Toronto in Canada, to organise a multi-city research and exchange project.

Together, delegations from both cities visited New York, Barcelona and Berlin, and a joint research team investigated the development of creative industries strategies in these and a selection of other cities.

A summary of the research is here.

A short report on ‘lessons learned’ can be found here.

And the London study is available here.

Since then, the Mayor’s office has commissioned two further studies looking at international comparisons.

The first ‘London Cultural Audit’ from 2007/8 can be found here.

And the more recent ‘World Cities Culture Report’, undertaken by BOP Consulting, can be found here.