Power is shifting in the world

Downward from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities, where problem solving is less partisan and more pragmatic. This new locus of power — this New Localism — is emerging by necessity to solve the grand challenges characteristic of modern societies: economic competitiveness, social inclusion and opportunity; a renewed public life; demographic transformation and the imperative of environmental sustainability.

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The New Localism provides a roadmap for change that starts in the communities where most people live and work. In their new book, The New Localism, urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges.