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.
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.
Listen back to our event discussing the new Mayor of Tees Valley, held in Middlesbrough on 14 June 2016.
Centre for Cities is holding a panel debate with guest speaker Andy Burnham MP about the top priorities for the new Greater Manchester mayor.
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.
Centre for Cities is holding a panel debate with guest speaker Lord David Blunkett about the top priorities for the new Sheffield City Region mayor.
As UK politics faces a crisis after Brexit, pursuing the devolution deals already set out, is the best way to secure real change in the future.
Our briefing maps employment in the Tees Valley in order to understand the development of the area's economy.
Andrew talks to Lord Kerslake and Jo Casebourne about the impact city region mayors will have in 2017.
Amidst the post-referendum uncertainty, national and local leaders must show that UK cities are still open to trade, investment and skills