The Anglo-American Special Relationship On Urban Policy

Senior researchers at the Centre for Cities discuss whether the UK should look towards Europe or the US when making urban policy.

"Over the past decade, city mayors from across the US have become informal Whitehall [UK Chancelor's office] advisors on everything from neighbourhood regeneration to transport infrastructure... and a huge range of US experts have been drafted in to draw up and roll out versions of their ideas for the UK market..."

But the authors' ponder "how [to] get more of the European city feel in the UK". The discussion concludes that... "more investment in local transport, parks and public spaces would be a start, as would more mixed-use development, with homes, shops, and cultural amenities clustered together."

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