Bruce Katz: The New Localism

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Bruce Katz: The New Localism
Visiting urbanist Bruce Katz on the power of cities in the age of populism.

According to urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak, power is moving from the national to the local, and from the public to networks of public, private and civic actors. In doing so, 'power now belongs to the problem solvers’, and real change takes place in the communities where most people live and work: cities. In their new book, 'The New Localism', Katz and Nowak describe how these urban players address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges - thereby complementing existing top-down systems in times of national dysfunction and growing populism. What other solutions to global challenges can urban communities tackle in the future? And what can the city of Amsterdam learn from these international examples of urban problem solving?

With amongst others
- Bruce Katz, co-founder (with Jeremy Nowak) of New Localism Advisors
- Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer of the City of Amsterdam
- Maurice Crul, Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam