Many UK cities are piloting the use of data and technology to deliver more efficient services, but these tests need to roll out into widespread practice.
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Cities Devolution BillCore City reactions to Osborne offer
How have attitudes to metro mayors shifted in response to the Chancellor's speech on city devolution yesterday?
Cities Devolution BillOsborne declares rules of the game on city devolution
The Chancellor has put the ball firmly in the court of local politicians across UK cities. Those resistant to creating a metro mayor risk missing out on the benefits of further devolution.
Election 2015Which other cities could join London and Manchester in the top devolution division?
A Conservative-led Government may only have the political capital to strike one other agreement on the scale of 'Devo Manc'.
Election 2015What do the manifestos say about transport?
All parties have shown that transport infrastructure needs to be fit to meet the demands of the economy, but part of this will be about local control.
Election 2015Do the manifestos offer more and better jobs?
While all parties promising higher wages and more and better quality apprenticeships, there is barely a mention of productivity.
Effective investment in skills is vital if cities are to prosper
Election 2015Why are politicians so reluctant to talk about borrowing to invest?
Focusing on the deficit without addressing the country's ability to grow its economy is a mistake.
A Century of CitiesThe return of the big city
Birmingham and Manchester have not created enough knowledge jobs to relieve their industrial hangover, but they are well on their way.
A Century of CitiesHow NIMBYism costs those who block development
Cities with new industries, like Oxford and Cambridge, have not expanded as much as they could have.