The authors would like to thank the following individuals for their support in developing this survey: Katharine Lusk, Executive Director and Graham Wilson, Director and Professor at the Boston University Initiative on Cities; Chris Murray, Director of the Core Cities; Dick Sorabji, Corporate Director of Policy and Public Affairs at London Councils; Paul Hayes, Wakefield Council and Key Cities Secretariat.

This survey and its development was inspired by the Menino Survey of Mayors in the USA, developed by the Boston University Initiative on Cities.