Research

Our latest reports and briefings are all listed below. Our work covers everything from productivity,transport, housing to high streets and business rates.

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Publications

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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
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
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
Getting moving

Simon Jeffrey and Kathrin Enenkel

There is a strong case for new transport infrastructure investment in some cities and large towns. But this only applies to a handful of places where the current transport system is struggling to support the growth of their city-centre economies.

Report 6 Mar 2020
Measuring ‘levelling up’

Elena Magrini

This briefing presents two new indexes to summarise and compare the performance of the UK's largest cities and towns. The findings have implications for policy, particularly the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.

Report 13 Feb 2020
Cities Outlook 2020

Kathrin Enenkel, Valentine Quinio and Paul Swinney

Poor air quality impacts on the health of residents and workers in cities in particular. Cities Outlook 2020 calls for urgent action from local and national government to clean up the air we breathe.

Report 27 Jan 2020