Urban ambition

Despite some progress, UK cities still have significantly fewer powers and funding than counterparts in other developed countries. New local transport projects or training schemes depend on Whitehall for money and permission. We have long argued for greater devolution of the right resources and responsibilities so that cities can do more to reach their potential.

What are the latest developments in devolution?

How are the metro mayors doing?

The introduction of metro mayors is a major step forward for devolution in the UK.

Read about their ambitions and expert takes on their potential to transform their cities

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Urban Voices: UK City Leaders’ Survey 2018

Rita Beden, Lahari Ramuni, Zach Wilcox and Siri Arntzen

The inaugural UK City Leaders’ Survey, developed jointly by Centre for Cities and Arup, asked the elected leaders of the UK’s largest urban areas about their ambitions and frustrations on...

Report 5 Dec 2018
Urban voices


Centre for Cities and Arup were delighted to host a reception for the launch of the inaugural UK City Leaders Survey 2018