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.
The creation of metro mayors for England’s most populated cities was the biggest shake-up of local government in a generation
North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
What the most recent Bank of England speech did and didn’t say about the role of place in the national economy.
Amid commuter discontent about annual fare rises, we take a look at city leaders’ priorities for urban transport reform
Two and a half years on from his election, we look at what Andy Street has prioritised as West Midlands’ Mayor
At this year's Labour and Conservative party conferences Andrew Carter caught up with senior politicians and figures from the business community to discuss how they want to kick start the devolution agenda in the months ahead.
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...
The Government’s rejection of the One Yorkshire devolution is an opportunity to give Yorkshire’s cities the powers they need to thrive
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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Join us for the launch of our annual health-check of UK cities
Now a devolution deal for south Yorkshire has been agreed, mayor Dan Jarvis should focus on bus franchising to connect the area's commercial centres, writes the chief executive of Centre for Cities.
The metro mayor elections will indicate how much politics has realigned — After three years Andrew Carter is optimistic that this year will bring a return to issues closer to home.
One joy of a rare winter election is that it is now only four and a half months until the next chance for people to vote: May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region...
If politicians want to make Britain a more prosperous and productive place to live then improving the economic performance of cities needs to be central to the next government’s plan.
Centre for Cities' Chief Executive Andrew Carter is joined by the think tank's Policy Officer Simon Jeffrey and Arup's Chief Economist Alexander Jan to discuss the 2019 Urban Voices City Leaders' Survey.
Launch of the UK City Leaders' Survey 2019
This report presents findings from the second survey of UK city leaders, providing some understanding of their needs and challenges along with recommendations for national policymakers.
Urban council leaders and elected mayors now rank the climate emergency among the most important issues British cities face – but they say they need more support from Government to help them...
What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?