As the COVID-19 pandemic sends shockwaves through the labour market, Centre for Cities tracks the latest unemployment claim statistics across the UK's cities and largest towns.
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Data from this month's update shows signs of recovery in most cities and large towns, but for a few, significant challenges remain.
The Commonwealth Games are due to take place in Birmingham in just over a year. Anthony Breach explores how the city can ensure a legacy is left that allows its city centre economy to flourish.
City MinutesCity Minutes: The legacy of sporting events on urban economies
Senior Analyst Anthony Breach and Chief Executive Andrew Carter discuss how cities can make the most from the legacies of sporting events in a way that delivers long-term economic improvement.
The idea that recent growth of cities has come at the expense of towns has become a mantra. The problem is, it isn’t true.
The Williams-Shapps plan for rail is a step in the right direction but stops short of where it needs to go by keeping power in the centre, away from local government.
Planning reform and levelling up sit at the forefront of the Government’s policy agenda with goals of solving the housing crisis and regional inequality. As Anthony Breach explains, although treated as separate initiatives, they are in fact intertwined.
Senior Analyst Anthony Breach provides in-depth analysis on the results of the 2021 metro mayoral elections, warning that a voting system change to first past the post would be detrimental to the devolution agenda.
As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic varies across the country, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.
City MinutesCity Minutes: What do the 2021 metro mayoral elections mean for England’s cities?
Anthony Breach on the results of England's 2021 metro mayoral elections and what they mean for urban politics.