Mark is the Founder and Executive Director of the Charter Cities Institute, as well as the host of the Charter Cities Podcast. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for the Victoria Harbour Group, a firm that is building a new city for the Hong Kong people. Mark has a PhD in economics from George Mason University where his research focused on charter cities. Charter cities are cities which are granted special jurisdictions to create new governance systems. Through his work, Mark is helping pave the way for more of them in the future.