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
Our submission to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee on devolution and Brexit
The UK has been grappling with poor productivity for a number of years, with the gap between the country’s performance and that of its...
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.
Balancing the need for housing and office space in cities
Why Britain’s ‘long tail’ is not the cause of its productivity problems
Both Italy and the UK are deeply divided – but Italian cities are better placed to respond than their UK counterparts
Catch up with the full audio from Sir Richard Leese's excellent talk as part of our City Horizons event series.
The key issues local leaders should consider while developing Local Industrial Strategies.
Access to cheap borrowing has encouraged local authorities to invest in commercial property. Cities can use this approach to revive city centres, but only by diversifying away from retail.