Festival of the Future City 2017

The Future of Metro Devolution

The Future of Metro Devolution

Tim Bowles, Alaina Harkness, Peter Kurz and Steve Rotheram

Six new combined authority mayors were elected in May 2017. Together they have responsibility for nearly ten million people and economies worth over £200bn. What can mayors do with the powers they have now? What will the future bring? Tim Bowles (Mayor, West of England Combined Authority) and Steve Rotheram (Mayor, Liverpool City Region) debate the issues, joined by Alaina Harkness (Brookings Institution, Chicago) and Peter Kurz (Mayor of Mannheim) who will share lessons from the USA and Germany.