Countries today are experiencing a high degree of political polarization, with voters largely split between rural and urban areas. Resulting policy changes at the national and state level can make it more difficult for cities to respond to the needs of their citizens. But local governments know that on-the-ground realities will remain despite political trends. Experts from the EU and the US discuss what cities can do within this context to uphold our shared values of social inclusion and diversity, using them as essential building blocks for sustainable local growth on both sides of the Atlantic.
Keynote remarks will be given by Congressman Mark Takano of California.