This briefing presents two new indexes to summarise and compare the performance of the UK's largest cities and towns. The findings have implications for policy, particularly the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
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The underperformance of big cities is at the heart of the North-South divide. If the Government is to ‘level up’ the economy then it needs to tackle this major economic problem.
Senior Analyst and co-author of Cities Outlook 2020 Kathrin Enenkel on how polluted air is killing thousands of people each year, and particularly affects people living in southern cities.
Space standards force people to consume more space than they can afford and reduce the supply of new homes.
The large growth in self-employment in the taxi and private hire industry has made self-employment an increasingly urban issue. But this raises questions about training in an ever changing jobs market.
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.
City centres have become great places to live, work and play, but in some of our most vibrant city centres, there is not enough land to suit the needs of everyone.
The population of most UK cities is getting older, which will put further pressure on stretched local authority budgets
Access to quality education is hugely uneven across the country. Tackling this problem should be a top priority for leaders.