Latest research finds that people in large cities and towns in Northern England and Wales have the most household debt and will be hit hardest in the economic downturn.
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Visits to city-centres have fallen substantially. How has coronavirus affected those travelling to city-centres for leisure activities? Lahari Ramuni uses anonymised and aggregated mobile phone data to find out.
City TalksCity Talks: Lina Liakou on coronavirus and global city resilience
As cities across the world struggle to respond to the the coronavirus outbreak, how might they strengthen their resilience in the face of this deadly pandemic, and other long-term social and economic disruptions?
The mayoral elections have been postponed, meaning the Mayor of London has one more year in power. Valentine Quinio highlights his two most pressing policy priorities for the year ahead.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Why Government plans to level up pose a challenge for metro mayor candidates
The Government's plans to level up the UK economy pose a problem for the metro mayor manifestos argues Andy Westwood.
There is a strong case for new transport infrastructure investment in some cities and large towns. But this only applies to a handful of places where the current transport system is struggling to support the growth of their city-centre economies.
The UK population has risen steadily over the last decade, increasing by 7.5 per cent between 2008 and 2018. However, UK cities have experienced different scales of population growth. Cities in...
City TalksCity Talks: How government works — lessons from HS2 with Professor Tony Travers
After years of speculation and debate, the Government has given the go-ahead to HS2 — Britain’s biggest infrastructure project for a generation that promises to drive economic growth,...
When comparing the latest deprivation data to nitrogen dioxide background concentration data, the relationship is clear: the most polluted areas are also disproportionately poorer.
City TalksCity Talks: Does cluster policy work? Evaluating Tech City with Dr Max Nathan
Clusters such as Silicon Valley are liked by policymakers for many reasons. They are visible, often prestigious, and are effectively cities in miniature. They take the things that make urban...