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The challenges of left-behind places go well beyond the lack of economic opportunities — the solutions must too.
Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.
Andrew Carter explains how new guidance will help councils decide what services should be prioritised in the wake of swinging cuts.
Self-employment is a man’s world, but this is true in some cities more than others. The presence of self-employed women varies significantly between cities, but in all cities self-employed women are a minority.
The Queen’s Speech offered the outlines of a clear programme for cities under a Boris Johnson government – more infrastructure and more mayors, reforms to self-employment and training and social care funding fixed once and for all.
Cuts have hit places with the most impoverished populations hardest. How might already stretched councils apply evidence-based policy to fix the wicked problems that some of their residents are facing.
The large growth in self-employment in the taxi and private hire industry has made self-employment an increasingly urban issue. But this raises questions about training in an ever changing jobs market.
Releasing green belt around more than one thousand existing commuter stations would solve the UK housing crisis, argue Paul Cheshire and Boyana Buyuklieva.
Making the case for urban devolution is Centre for Cities’ main aim and every year we champion the untapped potential of Britain’s largest urban areas among politicians and key national and...
What’s so special about days and nights out in London? Lahari Ramuni explains that the city is a fun place to visit and to live because it’s a great place for work, not the other way round.