City leaders need to shout about urban concerns

Andrew Carter writes about how our new UK City Leaders Survey could help city leaders make the most of their collective influence

Press release published on 21 September 2018

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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