The large-scale and fast-paced changes taking place in modern megacities set new requirements for the competencies and qualifications of city administration. The need to create and develop a comfortable and convenient urban environment drives demand for professionals with knowledge and management skills in diverse fields, including technology, architecture, social and cultural programming, and healthcare. In response to this demand, educational institutions have launched a variety of new programs in city leadership and transformation.
Which are the necessary competencies for city administration at present?
What qualifications will graduates of the new "urban" educational programs have?
Should these programs have their own agenda or should they evolve in response to the market?
What are the new challenges and tasks that future urban leaders will have to face?