Case studies library

One of the best ways cities can make the most of their resources is by learning from the experiences and ideas of other places. Our case study library brings together over 150 examples of good practice from cities in the UK and across the world. Drawn from more than ten years of Centre for Cities research, these examples include innovative policy making in areas such as housing and transport, skills and employment, business and enterprise, finance and tax, and leadership and devolution.

We are always keen to hear about new case studies, so please do get in contact if you would like to share good practice from your city.

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2: Competition in Tyne and Wear

Ridership on the Tyne and Wear Metro dropped by 13 million – more than 27 per cent - in the first year of bus deregulation when bus operators competed with the light rail system, rather than...

Case study 13 Nov 2019
1: Partnering with the AMRC to improve productivity

The AMRC was working on a research project to enable robots to accurately machine holes in composite aircraft components. After collaborating with KUKA Systems the project matured into a...

Case study 16 May 2019