Cities Outlook 2011

Cities Outlook 2011 reveals the cities that are bouncing back strongest from the recession, and those that are likely to continue to struggle for some time.

Report published on 24 January 2011 by Centre for Cities

Over the next few years, cities will need to grapple with the challenges and opportunities of managing very tight budgets and the increased responsibilites associated with localism. At the same time cities will need to respond to on-going processes of economic change, and find ways to effectively support growth and job creation in the private sector.

Cities Outlook 2011 highlights the strengths and vulnerabilities of different city economies in this context.  It identifies those cities that are better placed to recover and grow over the next year, and those that will continue to struggle.

Download the methodological note.

Selected full data tables are also available to download opposite:

To request a hard copy of the report, please contact Sophie Gaston.

For any media enquiries, please contact Rita Beden.

Cities Outlook 2011 is supported by IBM and the Local Government Association.


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