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Global Devolution: Sapporo City

An independent report by a former UK Deputy Prime Minister has cited the case of Sapporo City in Japan as a leading example of global best practice in city region devolution.

Lord Heseltine’s report Empowering English Cities (PDF), commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and backed by six English Metro Mayors, sets out a series of proposals to boost city regions and devolve further funding and powers from government.

The report draws on the example of Sapporo, which is Japan’s fifth-largest city and a cluster for ICT, digital and biotech firms.

For more details please see the WMCA press release here. JLGC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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