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

Coronavirus

Housing

Sleepy suburbs

Anthony Breach and Elena Magrini

This report uses new data to examine which neighbourhoods within cities are building the most and the least new homes and explores what this means for policy making.

Report 24 Mar 2020

The future of work

High Streets

Towns

Air pollution