Last December, Centre for Cities brought together the UK’s newly elected metro mayors with their counterparts in US cities for a summit on the challenges and opportunities facing urban leaders.
Two broad themes became clear in the course of these discussions.
Firstly, in a time of continued political instability on both sides of the Atlantic, city leaders have an increasingly important role in addressing the big economic and political challenges their places face.
In Britain, for example, national government’s bandwidth is likely to be consumed by Brexit for the foreseeable future.
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