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.
Data on the economic performance of 330 European cities can be explored in full on our new tool, including factsheets identifying each UK city's nearest European economic neighbour.
Alexandra Jones speaks to Dr Benjamin Barber and Mayor Jorge Elorza about the theory and practice of mayoral government.
How UK cities compare with their European counterparts.
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.
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?
Lessons from the Rhine-Ruhr and Randstad
The UK economy is more dependent on its cities than other European countries, yet too many of them lag behind on skills and productivity.
Listen to our public panel event on what the new Greater Manchester Mayor should be prioritising.
Alexandra Jones writes in Times Red Box about the likely winners of next year's Metro Mayor elections.
Outside Government, George Osborne can focus on the policies that will be best promote prosperity across the North – boosting productivity in cities.