Cities are using their knowledge of their local area to support people train and find a job, but the support they can provide is limited by red tape.
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Covid-19 has posed similar challenges to these cities, but has elicited very different responses.
Cities are taking the lead when it comes to reopening the high street, but they need national support to address outstanding challenges.
Lessons from Germany & Tees Valley.
Interventions to get unemployed people back to work must be timely, tailored and localised.
Social distancing in the workplace will be easier in northern cities, where workers have more space than those in the south.
How will the economic impacts arising from the COVID-19 crisis be spread across the country? New analysis looks at the jobs predicted to be the most and least affected in the short- to medium-term and which places are expected to bounce back more quickly.
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.
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.