British PM Tristram Hunt: How can cities accelerate a more inclusive future?

British PM Tristram Hunt: How can cities accelerate a more inclusive future?


Hunt: Rahm said that there are, you know, there are, there are red lines on some of these issues about the politics that the cities embody around education and immigration and there are values, issues, and you know–those will be will be fought for. But there’s also this leadership moment about what the cities can do in an era when national politics is distrusted, when Washington is not trusted, and so the response to what we’re seeing, certainly in the United States, and some of the language were seeing in the UK, much of that will come from civic leaders, but it, I think it will also come from our great institutions in urban areas, and I think what I would say when we think about this this relationship, we’ve had a very strong language around global cities and world cities and the interconnection between Chicago Mumbai and London and Melbourne and–and that’s been hugely rewarding for those cities, but we also need those cities to talk to their hinterlands and–and the provinces to which they are connected, and that means, as we’ve discussed, the universities, but it also means our great cultural institutions, our museums, our galleries. We see in the UK a stripping out of cultural provision outside of our great metropolitan center, it means our businesses and the language we speak about apprenticeships and training, all of that–where is that being taken from? So it seems to me that there is, there’s political leadership but part of that is civic leaders talking to the other great institutions in urban areas, which have such capital–cultural, and social, financial capital invested and embedded in them relative to those other parts of the country, which are feeling left behind by globalization. So, if some of that richness of globalization, if some of that advantage that has come to urban areas is then spread more effectively, not just by political leaders, but by cultural and economic leaders, then I think we’ve got a pathway for it.

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