The argument for inclusive growth in our towns and cities has been won. But what does an inclusive growth policy look like and what can places do to drive it forward? At this week’s Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s event ‘How can cities deliver inclusive growth?’, city leaders from across the UK, the US and Europe came together to answer that question. Bruce Katz from the Brookings Institution in the US opened the event, with a call-out to cities to take the lead as the capacity of national government to solve problems – in the US in particular – becomes apparent. ‘We are now in a world where cities have to compensate for a national government that could scale back basic safety nets for disadvantaged populations. New localism is the only way forward.’ A burst of innovation around a ‘new localism’ is happening in the US, as cities rethink the norms of … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Clare Goff
Clare Goff is editor of New Start magazine