What can Belfast do to tackle concentrations of worklessness within the city? How can Belfast build on a decade of growth to encourage private enterprise in the city economy?
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How can the creation of mixed communities regenerate deprived areas of Bristol, and what role doesthe community itself need to play? How can Bristol's worklessness and skills policy ensure that, when the upturn comes, Bristol's most deprived communities are included?
The global downturn is leading us to a very different labour market dynamic. Previously hard to fill vacancies are becoming less hard to fill, and the increase in JSA claimants could lead to more direct interaction between A8 migrants and the newly unemployed. The economic impacts will, however, play out very differently in each city.
York must play to its strengths in science and technology and focus efforts on developing the York Northwest site, so it is best placed to recover from recession.
This report was prepared for Sunderland, as part of the Centre for Cities research programme ‘Unlocking City Potential and Sustaining City Growth'.
Cities Outlook 2009 reveals the cities most exposed to recession - and least well placed to ride out job losses and business closures over the coming months. In 2009 all cities will feel recession bite but they will also be leading the upturn as the economy recovers.
This Policy Solutions note sets out some options for a radical re-structuring of England's Regional Development Agencies after the next General Election.
This report defines integrated transport, explains why it is critical to Britain's city economies, and explores policy changes that would help to create better integrated public transport networks in city-regions like Greater Manchester and Tyneside.
Centre for Cities looks at the role of housing policy in both promoting economic growth and regenerating more deprived urban areas.
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.