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Would Birmingham and Manchester be better off without London? Should we be deliberately rebalancing city economies away from financial services and towards manufacturing? And what would it take to make some “fragile” Local Enterprise Partnerships work?
This week is not an ordinary week for me. Just as Londoners were leaving the city for their Bank holiday destinations, I took a plane to Kiev...
In our recent policy briefing we argued that the current business support system is too complex to be efficiently managed, accessed and navigated.
In the current environment of rising unemployment, economic stagnation and the search for growth, previous research can shed some light on the role that universities can play in our city economies.
The football team at University of Georgia (my alma mater) has a mantra: finish the drill. It means that, no matter how hard you have worked and how far you have come, what matters the most is reaching the goal.
Cities across the country – particularly the big cities – should take some time to take a look at the report published yesterday by the 17-strong London Finance Commission, chaired by Tony Travers (of which I was a member).
Central London is bristling with cranes and the skyline is in the throes of manic reinvention.
The new Centre for Cities policy briefing looks at state funded business support in the UK and reveals that current system needs simplification and re-structuring.
Further progress on local economic growth now depends upon battles being waged in Whitehall and in town halls across the country
Today’s local elections are as important for the future growth of our cities as they are for the 27 county councils and eight unitary counties up for re-election.