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Japan’s local government funding model demonstrates that it is possible to achieve both tax devolution to encourage growth and an adequate level of funding for public services across a country
Creating high-skilled jobs indirectly generates demand for jobs in local services, offering opportunities to low-skilled people
A central recommendation of today’s House of Lords report is to introduce museums and cultural industries to struggling seaside communities. But this will do little to improve the day-to-day lives of existing residents.
Big data has much to tell us about how city economies work. Our Manchester and Sheffield case studies shed light on city centres as places of consumption
The first issue that the Government should address to unlock the prosperity of urban areas, both large and small, is a lack of funding for local authorities
The National Infrastructure Commission’s new Next Steps for Cities programme raises important questions about the role of governance and politics in aiding – or frustrating – infrastructure delivery
Manchester attracts graduates despite a low average starting salary and the pull of London