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The Global Cities Culture Index


GIS Platform

Pulling from our index, the BOP500 GIS platform visualises cultural assets in 250 cities, their distribution, the population they service and the cost of going to the cinema.


Discover your city's cultural capability with an evolving matrix of indicators that capture a city’s cultural offer, attractiveness, and level of innovation. Read the overview of the first edition here. 

Expert Insights

Crafted by a team of global experts with over 25 years of experience, our yearly reports and bi-monthly insights help you stay on top of global trends and gain a competitive edge. Watch our inaugural webinar here. 

BOP Consulting
Trusted for over 25 years by

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Paul Owens


Paul is a leading international advisor and practitioner in cultural policy and creative economy. He is Co-Founder of BOP, and alongside his fellow directors he has pioneered now well-established methods to measure the impact of cultural policy.

Richard Naylor

Director, Research

Richard is a world leading expert in research methodologies for the culture and the creative industries, having been an early innovator in the development of frameworks for measuring the economic and social impacts of cultural activities.

Martha Pym

Senior Consultant, Project Lead

Martha has over 15 years' experience working the culture and creative sector, with a particular focus on international cultural policy making, cultural, events and planning. She brings to the project experience leading the delivery of the World Cities Culture Forum (2017-2021), including the launch of a leadership exchange programme, policy webinar series, summits research programme and reports.

Norbert Boron

Data Lead

Norbert is spearheading the development of BOP500. He brings a wealth of product management and data analytics skills, underpinned by over a decade of experience in product development, program management and experience design. Before joining BOP Norbert led the cross-border payments Upfront Validation program at Citibank in London.

Rebecca Davison-Mora

Communications Manager

Rebecca oversees BOP's communication strategy and implementation across all media channels. With a background in cultural policy, she has a breadth of experience developing communication strategies, executing flagship events, building brand awareness, and leading strategic partnerships in both contemporary art and digital spaces. Her work and projects have been featured in publications such as Canadian Art Magazine and The Art Newspaper.

David Adam

Senior Associate

David Adam is an economic development, soft power and international relations specialist, with experience in strategy development and implementation for global cities including London, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Mumbai.

Tom Campbell

Senior Associate

Tom Campbell is a Senior Associate of BOP. Tom currently leads our work on World Cities and works on a range of innovation and cultural master planning projects. Until recently he was Head of Creative Industries at the Knowledge Transfer Network, the business engagement agency of Innovate UK, working in the fields of creative industries, digital technology, innovation and creative-led R&D.

Emily Taplin


Emily is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in ethics and social welfare. Emily holds an MSc in Mental Health, Ethics and Law from King's College London, where she was awarded The Dickson Poon School of Law Prize for being the highest performing student on the programme, and The Tempany Prize for Ethics. Emily also holds a BA in Languages and Literature (French and Italian) from the University of Oxford.

Meet the team setting a new standard for measuring cultural and creative economies 

across the world.  Whether it is a bespoke project or platform demo, our team are here to cater BOP500 to your unique needs.

Meet the Team

BOP500 breaks new ground as a city-based data and insight service on culture and the creative economy. Unlike existing ‘creative city’ indices, we understand that the 21st century looks different from the 20th, so our coverage is truly global in scale.

Richard Naylor

Director, Research

No matter your field - policy, destination marketing, real estate, or the CCIs – BOP500 will equip you with the knowledge and tools to capitalize on culture, driving your organizations, cities and businesses towards the forefront.

Martha Pym

Senior Consultant

As economies evolve and cities around the world rise to prominence, there has never been a more exciting time to put culture at the heart of strategic planning.



Teodora Lazar


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