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Innovation, science and the city

Centre for Cities

Innovation is a key driver of economic growth, but the emergence of innovation as a specialist policy area has also generated risks around policy prioritisation and problems on organisational fragmentation and policy coordination.

Report 9 Oct 2008
City-regions: Emerging lessons from England

Kieran Larkin

The World Bank's Urban Development Unit has launched a new Issues Note Series - DIRECTIONS in Urban Development - with a paper on City Regions by Kieran Larkin and Adam Marshall.

Report 9 Oct 2008
Congestion Charging: A tool to tackle congestion in UK cities?

Congestion charging remains a political minefield. As the consultation on the Western Extension of London's congestion charging scheme comes to an end - and Greater Manchester heads towards a referendum of its own - it is time to revisit the big economic questions behind congestion charging.

Report 2 Oct 2008
UK Cities in the Global Economy

Centre for Cities

As the UK faces the prospect of a recession, a new report from the Centre for Cities calls on the Government to double its efforts to help UK cities adjust to globalisation.

Report 9 Sep 2008
Greening UK cities’ buildings

Centre for Cities

This All Party Urban Development Group (APUDG) report looks at what needs to be done by both the public and private sectors to reduce the energy use of cities' existing non-domestic buildings and finds that better measurement, greater awareness and systematic management can help owners and occupiers to realise ‘quick wins' at almost no additional cost.

Report 15 Jul 2008
Home Economics: How Housing Shapes City Economies

Centre for Cities

It's local housing markets – not the national picture – that really matter to the economic performance of cities, and by extension, the national economy. Policy makers therefore need to set housing objectives that reflect these local requirements, and the local economic context – not just headline-driven national supply targets.

Report 9 Jul 2008
Worklessness: A city approach

Centre for Cities

The Government will struggle to meet its aim of an 80% national employment rate - unless it grants cities greater freedom to get the workless into jobs, according to a new report from the Centre for Cities and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion.

Report 24 Jun 2008
The future of the private rented sector

Centre for Cities

The Government has been focusing too much attention on home ownership and not enough on driving up the number - and standards - of homes for rent to meet growing demand, according to new research from the Centre for Cities.

Report 15 Jun 2008