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In the latest city-by-city health check, we reflect on the government's intention to create a high wage, low welfare economy and look at which cities are likely to achieve this.
Explore the cities data from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015 using our interactive tool.
Andrew talks to Henry Overman from the LSE and Alexander Lembcke from the OECD about the theory of 'agglomeration'.
Listen to our public panel event on what the new Greater Manchester Mayor should be prioritising.
In April 2017 some of England’s biggest cities will vote for their first directly elected metro mayor. To prepare for these elections, Centre for Cities will be convening events and publishing research on what the top priorities for the new mayors should be.
Andrew talks to Paul Cheshire about his book Urban Economics and Urban Policy, co-authored with Henry Overman and Max Nathan.
In May 2017 a number of metro mayors will be elected in cities and counties across England, but what are they and what will they do?
The mayoral devolution deals will benefit urban, suburban, and rural England.
Listen back to our event discussing the new Mayor of Tees Valley, held in Middlesbrough on 14 June 2016.
Our briefing maps employment in the Tees Valley in order to understand the development of the area's economy.
Backing further devolution will help the new Prime Minister tackle some of the big political and economic challenges she faces.