Paul Owens co-founded BOP Consulting with Jo Burns in 1997. He leads work on the links between creative industries and local and regional economic development, with a particular focus on the role of innovation. Paul regularly provides high-level strategic and policy advice to public and government bodies. Today, he is behind global ranking project World Cities Culture Report.
Spirit of Urban and Metropolitan Organisms (SUMO) is an urban initiative of organization The Východné pobrežie. SUMO explores best urban stories about dramatic changes, tipping points and courage plans of town and cities.