The State of American Cities: <em>A State of the English Cities Report</em>

Alan Berube and
Alan Berube Interim Vice President and Director - Brookings Metro

Bruce Katz
Bruce Katz Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab - Drexel University

November 1, 2006

This report is published by the UK Department of Communities and Local Government as one of a series associated with the State of the English Cities. It provides an overview of the state of American Cities and argues that while the U.S. and England are marked by significant cultural and political differences in their views on cities, the two nations are undergoing similar economic and demographic transitions that pave the way for a useful comparative policy dialogue on urban areas.