Scotland is largely missing from discussions on levelling up. But levelling up the economy will require policy to pull up Glasgow.
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This briefing uses the theory of economic complexity to show how the economies of Britain’s cities and large towns have developed over time and sets out the implications for how the Government should approach its levelling up agenda.
It is well known that British cities do not get more productive as they get bigger. But a very different picture emerges when looking at city centres with implications for levelling up.
Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues analyses carbon emissions from across the capital to conclude that encouraging density will help cities reach net zero.
Data from this month's update shows a recovery in all cities and large towns, however, significant challenges remain for places.
Senior Policy Officer Julieta Cuneo picks out key insights from our latest event exploring the dilemmas and tensions present within the levelling up agenda.
There are many ways of defining cities, but the one used should be selected for economic rather than political reasons.
Explore the carbon footprint of your city or town to see how sectors contribute to total carbon emissions and how it compares to other places.
In advance of the Government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper, this briefing sets out what the levelling up agenda should aim to achieve and a strategy for achieving it.