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.

Brexit

High Streets

The 12 Urban Myths of Christmas
Myth #1: All high streets are struggling

Rebecca McDonald

It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...

Blog Post 13 Dec 2018

Housing

The future of work

Devolution

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

Productivity