Cities to be governed without powers, funds, certainties: mayors reflect on the 'chaos' of local government. A dialogue to rewrite the future of urban microcosms.
Mayors were supposed to ‘rule the world’. Today they find themselves without real power, without money and without a role on a national and international scale. How to get out of this impasse? From springboard for established political careers to daily battle against bureaucracy. An obstacle course that has to reckon with the impoverishment of the public coffers and the many often unjustified legal responsibilities. What repercussions for the political system and city life?
Stefano Lo Russo
Sindaco di Torino
Professor of Geology at the Polytechnic University of Turin and former town planning councillor, Stefano Lo Russo has led the city's municipal council since November 2021.