We are an independent non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding and improving UK city economies. We provide economic data on UK cities, from population and jobs to housing and transport, in order to produce rigorous research and run events that support better city policies and more successful urban economies.
Cities Outlook 2018 explores how automation and globalisation could impact jobs in cities.
Listen to our podcast series exploring key issues related to cities in the UK and beyond
Andrew Carter was joined at the launch event of Cities Outlook 2018 by Marvin Rees, Gemma Tetlow and Naomi Climer to discuss the findings in the report.
How the Government can ensure that business rates devolution supports long-term economic growth in cities across the country
Our case study library brings together over 150 examples of good practice from cities in the UK and across the world, helping cities to make the most of their resources.
How the Government can reform the Local Growth Fund to better support places to grow their economies
How productivity varies across the country, and what this means for policy makers
Cities have led the way in reducing UK carbon emissions, but should do more to tackle transport pollution
The fall in emissions in urban industry has helped cut UK CO2 levels, but reductions in transport emissions have been much more modest
Examining the ten-year impact on cities of both 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit
How should cities engage investors and developers?
Increased automation and globalisation will pose big challenges to all cities – but those with mayors are better placed to act