Building back better in the UK and US

By Annabel Smith and Thomas Hauschildt | 22 July 2021

As we emerge from the pandemic, local and national policymakers across both sides of the Atlantic   are grappling with the realities of how to build back better. But, beyond the ubiquity of the phrase as a slogan, what do UK and US leaders need to do to deliver on the hope of building back better in practice?

Last week, the Centre for Progressive Policy (CPP) spoke to experts from both countries to find out more about the role of place in driving forward the agenda in both the US and UK. Panellists included the Mayor of New York’s International Commissioner Penny Abeywardena, Heidi Binko from the US based Just Transition Fund, Sunder Katwala of British Future, US localism expert Bruce Katz, as well as renowned UK economist Sir John Kay.

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