Current issues

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

Levelling up

Which cities are the UK’s next economic growth centres?

Kathrin Enenkel and Lahari Ramuni

A recent study by Centre for Cities, commissioned by Connected Places Catapult, analysed which of Great Britain’s 62 cities and largest towns have the most potential to harness extra public R&D funding and convert it into wider local economic growth – helping level up the whole UK.

Report 22 Mar 2020



Planning for the Future

Anthony Breach

The UK should introduce a flexible zoning system to build more homes and end the housing crisis argues Anthony Breach in the final paper in his series critiquing the planning system.

Report 19 Jun 2020

The future of work

High Streets


Air pollution