A workshop looking at the prospects for Swindon's urban centre
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City TalksCity Talks: Tim Bartik on making sense of incentives
Do financial incentives make any difference? Economic development expert Tim Bartik joins Andrew Carter to debunk the biggest assumptions made by policymakers in this field.
What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?
General Election 2019An urban manifesto
A five point plan to improve cities' prosperity and re-balance the national economy.
Join us for this City Horizons event on the rise of the intangible economy
General Election 2019What should the new government do to help our high streets and city centres?
Not all high streets are struggling — those that are thriving are doing so because they function well as places of work. For this reason, policies to address the decline of high streets must also address the underlying economic causes if they are to be success.
General Election 2019How can the next government boost productivity and prosperity across the country?
Two big domestic issues that the next government will be pressed to address are the UK economy’s poor productivity performance and the north-south divide. Paul Swinney argues that these challenges are one of the same.
Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.
What’s so special about days and nights out in London? Lahari Ramuni explains that the city is a fun place to visit and to live because it’s a great place for work, not the other way round.
Cities need strong economies and higher consumer spending power to provide a range of high street amenities.