How have cities changed over the years, and what factors have affected their growth and decline over a century?
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During the 19th century, the city of Manchester was a major cotton producer and trade centre, well connected on the river Mersey, and supported by its Victorian port, railways and canals. Dubbed...
Reflections on two new books by the OECD on cities, which we launched at a roundtable event in London last week.
Election 2015Three lessons that should shape urban policy in the next Parliament
Following the publication of the Core Cities' new "Magna Carta" demanding freedom from Whitehall, here are three lessons for how to make decentralisation a reality.
A new smart cities project launches today in Manchester with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions.
Cities Outlook 2015Skills and cities – 10 years of change
The skills gap between cities is growing. Greater local policy experimentation and evaluation will be crucial to closing it.
Election 2015Parties revert to the status quo after an election – time to hold their feet to the fire
Our Outlook roundtable with decision-makers was addressed by Bruce Katz, author of the Metropolitan Revolution, who advised: 'don't be a cheap date' when demanding greater powers for cities.
The rules on the eligibility of councils to join combined authorities in the two-tier system of local government need to be looked at again if the administrative make-up of England is to support economic growth.
Connections between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht have created a single urban region: The Randstad. Is this what the future holds in store for Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield?