Join us for this City Horizons event on the rise of the intangible economy
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Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.
Tom is a research intern at the Centre for Cities. In his recent research he has focused on housing and employment including the changing space available in houses and the role of high growth firms on job creation and destruction.
Andrew Carter explains how new guidance will help councils decide what services should be prioritised in the wake of swinging cuts.
Join us for the launch of new analysis with the OECD of recent trends in economic inactivity
While unemployment rates are at a record low, many people remain excluded from the labour market. New research tries to count them across UK cities.
City MinutesCity Minutes: What’s driving self-employment in cities?
In just ten minutes, Analyst Elena Magrini explains how changes in the labour market and the gig economy are playing out differently across the country and finds that there are a few industries driving self-employment in cities.
Self-employment is a man’s world, but this is true in some cities more than others. The presence of self-employed women varies significantly between cities, but in all cities female self-employed workers are a minority.
The Queen’s Speech offered the outlines of a clear programme for cities under a Boris Johnson government – more infrastructure and more mayors, reforms to self-employment and training and social care funding fixed once and for all.
Cuts have hit places with the most impoverished populations hardest. How might already stretched councils apply evidence-based policy to fix the wicked problems that some of their residents are facing.