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.
Andrew Carter hosts our monthly podcast series taking the long view on issues that affect cities with a revolving panel of experts.
Andrew talks to Tony Travers and Vicky Pryce about the impact of Brexit, and Alexandra Jones and Paul Swinney about what came out of the Autumn Statement.
Where graduates move and why
In May 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?
Alexandra Jones writes in Prospect about our new Great British Brain Drain report, and its lessons for the Government's Industrial Strategy.
Bolstering the private sector in places with a high share of public sector graduate jobs will be crucial in starting to reverse the UK’s brain drain.
How UK cities compare with their European counterparts.
Why firms locate where they do
Nobody doubts the need to improve education across the North, but we still lack the evidence on how to do it.