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.
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In his talk, Sir Richard Leese will reflect on his 20 years as leader of Manchester City Council
Could the various populist ballot-box successes of recent years be seen as the revenge of 'left-behind' places against the status quo? And...
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.
Why Britain’s ‘long tail’ is not the cause of its productivity problems
The key issues local leaders should consider while developing Local Industrial Strategies.
Cities across the globe are leading the charge on clean air policies — UK cities can do more
Balancing the need for housing and office space in cities
This briefing highlights what the new Sheffield city region metro mayor should prioritise
Increased flexibility in the Adult Education Budget should be followed by efforts to increase life-long learning opportunities for everyone