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London 2030: Tackling growth challenges

Tom Bolton

Now is a good time to debate London’s future. Major reports, setting the policy agenda, have been published in the last few weeks...

Blog Post 5 Jul 2013
Spending Review Act Two: Single Local Growth Fund

Alexandra Jones

A week on from last Wednesday’s Spending Review and last Thursday’s ‘Investing in Britain’s Future’ statement, what more do we know about what it all means for cities?

Blog Post 4 Jul 2013
Spending Review: Act One

Alexandra Jones

Today's Spending Review is the first half of a two act play - today was about Departmental cuts; tomorrow is about growth. So what's the verdict for cities so far?

Blog Post 26 Jun 2013
Why do mid-sized cities matter?

Tom Bolton

Can you name the largest city in England? London, of course. The next largest? A little harder, but Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bristol, and Nottingham slip fairly easily off the tongue...

Blog Post 21 Jun 2013
Cuts without reform will leave cities struggling

Alexandra Jones

A week yesterday, the implications of the Spending Review for public policy and public services around the country will be starting to sink in. Yet even before we know the exact numbers, we can make some confident predictions about what the Spending Review will mean for cities.

Blog Post 20 Jun 2013
Lessons from Kiev

Dmitry Sivaev

The week I spent in Kiev working on ideas for a derelict industrial site flew by in a flash. It was a week of hard work and incredibly fast learning. Now I finally have a chance to digest what happened and share lessons and experiences.

Blog Post 14 Jun 2013
Blast from the Past: Bigger, Better, Smarter

Tom Bolton

The UK is one of the most centralised countries in the world”, but the Government has “the perfect opportunity to develop political and financial arrangements that help Britain’s cities perform better”. The headline messages in Centre for Cities’ second-ever report, Bigger, Better, Smarter published in 2005, sound as relevant now as they did then.

Blog Post 6 Jun 2013