The Future of Urban Tolerance

Asher Craig, Sunder Katwala and Sara Khan

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Cities are often seen as generally being more tolerant than other places, though there are many problems, some of which are deep-rooted and could cause many more difficulties in the future if not solved now. Some cities and towns have become areas where extremism is breeding and extremist attacks happen; civic debate and civic discourse is poor and – in Bristol and elsewhere – politicians have received death threats. What is the state of extremism in cities and towns? Can the pluralistic nature and tolerance of cities combat extremism and build a better future for all? What are the roles of individuals, journalists, civil society, business, the public sector and the police? What leadership can mayors and politicians offer? Sara Khan, the Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism, explores these issues in a special presentation and discussion with Sunder Katwala (British Future) and Councillor Asher Craig (Bristol City Council).

Image credit: Miles Tewson


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