It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.
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Encouraging innovation should be central to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. But who should foot the bill for interventions in innovation? This is a question highlighted in our recent work on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020How Dan Jarvis uses his limited powers to improve Sheffield’s skills provision
The Sheffield City Region authority doesn’t yet have the powers of other metro mayors, but the mayor’s support of the Sheffield Children’s University highlights how he can still target the challenges his area faces.
On National Numeracy Day we should remember the impact of good numeracy skills on people’s life chances and the wider economy
This event launched our work looking at how to encourage innovation policy and where, with Lord David Sainsbury
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
Several cities have opened their doors to the new Channel 4 HQ, but do they meet the broadcaster’s key criteria?
Overcoming local political disagreements will be crucial in making a success of the mayoral office
We hosted a hustings event ahead of the Sheffield City Region Mayor election with the Sheffield City Region Chambers of Commerce