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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Local data is crucial to understand the reasons behind the UK’s economic divide and what this means for the ‘levelling-up’ agenda.
A number of cities across the UK are preparing for Clean Air Zones. Instead of being a trade-off, Valentine Quinio shows that there is an economic rationale for tackling toxic air.
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.
Apprenticeships work. As revealed by research from our sister organisation, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on skills level, wages and...
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.
Andrew Carter on why the geographical spread of R&D investment matters when trying to level-up the economy.
General Election 20192020 vision — What does Thursday’s vote mean for May’s Metro Mayor elections
One joy of a rare winter election is that it is now only four and a half months until the next chance for people to vote: May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region...
City TalksCity Talks: Urban warfare with Raquel Rolnik
Sao Paulo University’s Professor Raquel Rolnik joins Andrew Carter to discuss her book, Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance. Using examples from across the globe, she...
Use the database to find the amount of land around commuter stations that could support residential development in five UK cities.