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.
Japan’s local government funding model demonstrates that it is possible to achieve both tax devolution to encourage growth and an adequate level of funding for public services across a country
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
Voters North of the River Tyne will pick their first metro mayor in May, here we outline some priorities for them to consider.
The Government’s rejection of the One Yorkshire devolution is an opportunity to give Yorkshire’s cities the powers they need to thrive
As the Government launches its Clean Air Strategy, we examine whether it goes far enough in improving cities’ economies as well as their environment
The National Infrastructure Commission chief executive, Phil Graham, signals a welcome focus on urban transport
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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The Queen’s Speech offered the outlines of a clear programme for cities under a Boris Johnson government – more infrastructure and more mayors, reforms to self-employment and training and social care funding fixed once and for all.
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...
Join us for our fringe debate at Conservative Conference.
We'll be in Manchester for a reception to welcome the Conservative Party Conference to the city.
Two and a half years on from his election, we look at what Andy Street has prioritised as West Midlands’ Mayor
Join us for our fringe debate at Labour Conference.
We'll be in Brighton for a reception to welcome the Labour Party Conference to the city.
In May 2017 six new metro mayors were elected in combined authorities across England, but what are they and what do they do?
While much of the detail remains unclear, we may be seeing the beginnings of an urban policy renaissance.