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
How should the performance of cities in the modern economy be measured? This podcast explores the issues.
In this talk, Bruce Katz will explore the rise of cities in the age of populism
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.
This report looks at Birmingham's skills profile and the implications for its economy.
How productivity varies across the country, and what this means for policy makers
While politicians and commentators despair at the US’s proposed trade tariffs, they marvel at local level policies that attempt to do the exact same thing
How the Government can reform the Local Growth Fund to better support places to grow their economies
How the Government can ensure that business rates devolution supports long-term economic growth in cities across the country
Our national obsession with complaining about train fares means that the importance of buses to cities is overlooked.