Current issues

We focus on the biggest national policy challenges that affect cities, and offer policy recommendations for both national and local governments on how to address them.


High Streets

Tackle high street decline the right way

The MJ

Turn to the business pages of any national newspaper and rarely a day passes without another story about the high street’s struggles. But Chief Executive Andrew Carter argues policymakers are failing to identify a clear economic focus to city centre regeneration strategies.

External Article 26 Sep 2019


The future of work

Self-employment in cities

Elena Magrini

Changes in the labour market and the gig economy are playing out differently across the country. It is important that employment legislation develops accordingly.

Report 9 Oct 2019