Looking to the continent provides a very different perspective on the HS2 debate.
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Now is a good time to debate London’s future. Major reports, setting the policy agenda, have been published in the last few weeks...
Can you name the largest city in England? London, of course. The next largest? A little harder, but Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bristol, and Nottingham slip fairly easily off the tongue...
The UK is one of the most centralised countries in the world”, but the Government has “the perfect opportunity to develop political and financial arrangements that help Britain’s cities perform better”. The headline messages in Centre for Cities’ second-ever report, Bigger, Better, Smarter published in 2005, sound as relevant now as they did then.
Central London is bristling with cranes and the skyline is in the throes of manic reinvention.
London is often referred to as the engine of the UK economy - the most dynamic regional economy in the UK, where most jobs are created, large numbers of domestic and international migrants come to work, and where most taxes are raised and redistributed to the rest of the country.
Congestion is, to some extent, a consequence of economic success but it would be foolish to ignore the crucial importance of public transport to a functioning London economy.
With confirmation that 2013 will see a further 20 City Deals, it is a good time to reflect on what has been learned so far. There are currently eight City Deals with the cities belonging to the...
A new collection of essays from senior city figures on how cities can drive economic growth.
A new policy briefing which sets out how the second round of City Deals will work.