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.
In the latest city-by-city health check, we explore how cities have grown over the last 10 years, and look at how policy has sought to support them.
Our brand new interactive tool allows you to explore data from Cities Outlook by creating maps, charts and comparing any city of your choice.
The Centre for Cities team sit down to discuss the findings from Cities Outlook 2015, which focused on the impact of policy on UK city performance...
Our interim Chief Executive Andrew Carter writes for Conservative Home about Cities Outlook 2015 and implications for cities policy in the future.
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.
Our Senior Economist Paul Swinney writes in the Guardian on why London, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Aberdeen and Coventry have led the way in economic growth in the past decade.
Summary of our event with Prof Philip McCann on what cities policy in the UK looks like from Europe.
Our Outlook roundtable with decision-makers was addressed by Bruce Katz, author of the Metropolitan Revolution, who advised: 'don't be a cheap date' when demanding greater powers for cities.
Our Senior Economist Paul Swinney writes in CityMetric on the population boom in Milton Keynes, Swindon and Peterborough.
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.
Devolving additional fiscal powers to London could make a big difference in delivering the housing, transport and skills investment it needs to continue to thrive.