City People: City Centre Living in the UK

City People examines the size and nature of the city centre living phenomenon, focusing on the historic cores of Dundee, Liverpool and Manchester. It asks why it has happened, who is living in the heart of the city and how long they plan to stay. It then assesses the economic and social benefits of city centre living.

Report published on 11 January 2006 by Centre for Cities

Over the past 10 years, British cities have got better. The growth of city centre living is the most visible symbol of urban renaissance. Understanding this wave of city centre living is important. It tells us more about the nature of urban renaissance, the large communities in the heart of our cities and any wider impacts on cities social and economic performance.