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Cities Outlook 2021

City Monitor

Some places thrive while others struggle. Explore and compare the latest economic data on how cities and large towns are doing to understand why.

Page 25 Jan 2021

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Levelling up

Because the vast majority of UK economic activity takes place in the largest 63 cities and towns, they are crucial to the levelling up agenda.

Measuring ‘levelling up’

Elena Magrini

This briefing presents two new indexes to summarise and compare the performance of the UK's largest cities and towns. The findings have implications for policy, particularly the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.

Report 13 Feb 2020

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Want to know how your city fares on key indicators like population, start-ups and housing?

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Cities Outlook 2020

Kathrin Enenkel, Valentine Quinio and Paul Swinney

Poor air quality impacts on the health of residents and workers in cities in particular. Cities Outlook 2020 calls for urgent action from local and national government to clean up the air we breathe.

Report 27 Jan 2020

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