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.
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.
100-year study of UK cities finds that the geography of knowledge and a city’s culture of innovation are more important than industrial legacy of manufacturing in determining current economic success.
We were delighted to partner with the OECD on the international launch of two new reports on urbanisation across the globe. Listen to the presentation here.
In the run up to the 2015 general election, we'll be exploring the fundamental issues for cities that all the parties need to address in their campaigns, and how they play out across the country.
The second in our City Horizons series explores the comeback city, with very special guest speaker Professor Ed Glaeser.
We're launching the first in a series of reports with UKCES on how cities are tackling skills and employment issues.
How and why have city economies changed over the last 100 years? Paul pulls out the key findings of our new Century of Cities report and the implications for future cities policy.
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.
Andrew Carter writes a response to critics in the MJ on our use of the PUA definition to compare UK cities. They are not foolproof, but their strengths outweigh their weaknesses.
Reflections on two new books by the OECD on cities, which we launched at a roundtable event in London last week.