With the G-20 talks set to take place this week in Seoul, South Korea, Colin Bradford says that the meetings are critically important gatherings that influence much more than global financial policies. According to Bradford, the meetings could be even more effective if they were more frequent and convened for a longer period of time.
In their recent book, “The New Localism,” Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak argue that cities and counties will be tested as never before in the coming years. They will need to innovate and reform—to pursue new strategies for growth and finance—in a fiscal environment dominated by rising health-care and pension costs. In these circumstances, the quality of metropolitan governance will matter more than ever.