On the Record

Elected Mayors in the United Kingdom: Lessons from the U.S.

Bruce Katz

The United Kingdom, like the United States and Europe, seems poised on the cusp of an urban renaissance. At the heart of this transformation are demographic changes and market restructuring. In this speech before the United Kingdom’s Centre for Cites, part of the Institute for Public Policy Research, Bruce Katz argues that government reform—like the direct election of more mayors in the U.K. —has a role in accelerating these positive trends to help cities realize their true economic potential.

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