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The working-class son of a bus driver has been elected to one of the most important roles in UK politics.
There's an argument to be made for the old way of doing things.
Forced smiles? Sadiq v Zac.
British mayors first appeared eight centuries before the current election campaigns.
Mayor R.T. Rybak surveys the 2007 Interstate 35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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What do U.S. mayors worry about? A recent survey finds that aging infrastructure is a top concern – and many mayors say state and federal agencies hinder their efforts instead of helping.
Earth’s city lights.
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Hundreds of cities worldwide have pledged to act against climate change. New York City's experience rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy offers useful lessons about making urban areas more resilient.
Los Angeles looks abroad.
Unlike CEOs, mayors are enthusiastic imitators and intimate allies, rather than fierce competitors. On World Cities Day, how US mayors are looking abroad for inspiration to solve problems
Students didn’t swing it for Ed Miliband.
Students didn't hold that much sway at the election.
Chicago has encouraged green roofs to reduce water runoff and energy consumption in buildings.
Mayors from the around the world are at the Vatican to discuss climate change, a global issue that's proving to be most effectively addressed at the local level.
Making things happen in Philadelphia
New research shows how cities are tackling the issues usually dealt with by states and the federal government
Time to develop all the regions.
Greater Manchester is to get its own directly elected mayor to preside over regional issues. The new mayor will have powers over transport, housing, planning and policing in a devolution deal worth more…