At both party conferences mayors were optimistic about the future, but frustrated at slow progress on the urban agenda at the national level
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Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham urged a government occupied by Brexit to give more power over to cities - but cities must be responsive too.
The review does not fully address issues around LEP public accountability and spending in non-mayoral areas
The Government’s revised planning rulebook focuses too much on rural areas, and not enough on cities
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.