It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.
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This briefing sets out what the incoming North of Tyne metro mayor needs to prioritise in order to bring about tangible improvements to the region
Big data has much to tell us about how city economies work. Our Manchester and Sheffield case studies shed light on city centres as places of consumption
Manchester attracts graduates despite a low average starting salary and the pull of London
Over half of the graduates from Manchester’s universities stay in the city after graduation – drawn by its attractive job market and social attractions
Voters North of the River Tyne will pick their first metro mayor in May, here we outline some priorities for them to consider.
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.
City TalksCity Talks: Sir Richard Leese on Manchester’s urban revival
In discussion with Andrew Carter, Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority and a leading light in the core cities agenda, tells...
Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council for two decades, talks about how the city has changed in that time.