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Lessons and advice on how metro mayors can make the most of their first term based on 16 years of London's mayor
This briefing outlines priorities for Greater Manchester and offers steps to help the new metro mayor affect change in their first term.
In May 2017 some of England’s biggest cities will vote for their first directly elected metro mayor. To prepare for these elections, Centre for Cities will be convening events and publishing research on what the top priorities for the new mayors should be.
Where graduates move and why
Alexandra Jones writes in Times Red Box about our seven lessons for the new metro mayors in 2017.
Changing global politics, an industrial strategy, a continued mistrust of the elite, metro mayors and robots are all in store for 2017
Why firms locate where they do
In May 2017 a number of metro mayors will be elected in cities and counties across England, but what are they and what will they do?
A new series of briefings highlights the key issues for metro mayors to tackle when they take office