We are an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding and improving city economies. We do this by producing evidence-based research and events exploring key areas that affect UK economies such as business and enterprise, housing and infrastructure, city leadership and governance structures, and finance and funding.
Cities Outlook 2014
In the latest city-by-city health check, we explored London's relationship with other UK cities. Is London too powerful? And how can the other largest UK cities compete for a stronger national economy?
Our campaign site lays out why all parties should be thinking cities ahead of the 2015 general election with contributions from senior national politicians, city leaders and policy experts.
This report offers practical policy solutions to improving city centres to encourage high level jobs growth and footfall on the high street.
This report looks at what transport investments should be prioritised in order to maximise growth.
Ahead of the 2015 general election, this manifesto calls for a Cities and Prosperity Act which can introduce a presumption of devolution, enabling legislation that means UK cities are only limited by their ambition.
This paper offers a guide to what powers and controls the devolved nations hold, and what has been promised as Scotland goes to the polls.
Summary of our event with Prof Philip McCann on what cities policy in the UK looks like from Europe.
it’s not necessarily the case that cities with large proportions of disadvantaged pupils will do less well overall.
Summary of our event with Auckland's Harvey Brookes on how to introduce a metro mayor.
This report offers practical examples of places which have sought ways to resolve the housing shortage in those areas where homes are in the highest demand.
The latest city-by-city labour market data.