Event catch up: City Horizons with Bruce Katz – Cities in the Age of Populism

In this podcast, Bruce Katz discusses his latest book and looks at how cities can thrive in a populist world and find innovative, locally-led solutions to issues that have long been ignored by national governments.

At a City Horizons event held on 9 April 2018, Bruce Katz, former Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, discussed his latest book The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism, which he co-authored with Jeremy Nowak.

Set in the context of rising populism and rejectionism in Western political systems, The New Localism explores how cities are at the vanguard when it comes to finding innovative, locally-led solutions to issues that have long been ignored by national governments.

In his talk, Bruce explored some of the key themes emerging from the book and discussed what opportunities this new era of localism offers the UK in the context of ever-increasing political polarisation, and the fallout of Brexit.

Read Bruce Katz’s blog post about the book here.

 

 

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