Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council for two decades, talks about how the city has changed in that time.
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Reflections on what last week’s results mean for urban and national politics
Overcoming local political disagreements will be crucial in making a success of the mayoral office
We hosted a hustings event ahead of the Sheffield City Region Mayor election with the Sheffield City Region Chambers of Commerce
Getting ready for mayorsBrexit, Trump and the New Localism
With major distractions in national governments both in the US and UK, it is up to cities to deal with real and practical challenges.
Our national obsession with complaining about train fares means that the importance of buses to cities is overlooked.
Ahead of the election of the first Sheffield City Region metro mayor, this briefing sets out what they should prioritise.
Increased automation and globalisation will pose big challenges to all cities – but those with mayors are better placed to act
Without fundamental reform of local government finance, more cities will face a funding crisis in the coming years
Andrew Carter reflects on the key themes and developments for UK cities in the past 12 months