How can policymakers foster business innovation within local and national industrial strategy? This report sets out lessons from Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Park, which is helping to transform the city region from a place of low-cost production to one of high-value knowledge output
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Japanese CitiesCan Tokyo show us how to solve Britain’s housing shortage?
British policymakers should look to Japan’s planning system for inspiration on how to solve the housing crisis
Japanese CitiesWhat does Japan tell us about the potential for fiscal devolution?
Japan’s local government funding model demonstrates that it is possible to achieve both tax devolution to encourage growth and an adequate level of funding for public services across a country
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Power Surge: How England’s metro mayors are leading when Westminster can’t
The creation of metro mayors for England’s most populated cities was the biggest shake-up of local government in a generation
The private rented sector needs reform, but history, and economics tell us that rent controls do not work
This week marked the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Plan. We examine what this could mean for housing supply in the city region and for the future of the greenbelt.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #8: The cost of credit is driving up house prices
Has cheap credit really led to high house prices - or is there something else at play?
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #5: Public bodies should buy locally to support local economies
If cities don’t spend money on local firms, does money then ‘leak’ out to other areas? This Christmas, consumers are being encouraged perhaps more than ever to buy locally or even to use...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #4: Cheap land is an asset for city economies
Should cheap land be on cities’ wishlist to Santa? Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling? Sire, he lives a good league hence, Underneath the mountain Right against the...
Expensive cities aren’t building enough housing to address their shortages – how the Government resolves this will be decisive for the future of our cities.