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.
As the Government launches its Clean Air Strategy, we examine whether it goes far enough in improving cities’ economies as well as their environment
2019 looks set to be a momentous year for the UK – Andrew Carter examines the biggest issues facing urban policy makers over the next twelve months.
This week marked the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Plan. We examine what this could mean for housing supply in the city region and for the future of the greenbelt.
Amid commuter discontent about annual fare rises, we take a look at city leaders’ priorities for urban transport reform
How the West Midlands can make the most of the deal – and the implications for other major cities
The latest of the devolution deals brings together the coalition of the willing, but its long term effectiveness depends on bringing its neighbours along too.
Ahead of the election of the first Sheffield City Region metro mayor, this briefing sets out what they should prioritise.
Overcoming local political disagreements will be crucial in making a success of the mayoral office
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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Centre for Cities’ new policy paper sets out three key areas for the North of Tyne metro mayor election winner to focus on
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
If successful, the ULEZ will save lives and demonstrate the benefits of city devolution.
This briefing sets out what the incoming North of Tyne metro mayor needs to prioritise in order to bring about tangible improvements to the region
Join us at our Hustings ahead of the North of Tyne mayoral elections on 18 April in Newcastle.
The creation of metro mayors for England’s most populated cities was the biggest shake-up of local government in a generation
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
A small real terms increase in ‘core spending power’ for local government won’t end the squeeze on council budgets for things such as libraries, parks and economic development.
Scotland’s new council finance plans will empower city leaders to manage their finances according to local need, the rest of the UK should follow their lead.