The best way to create resilient town and city centres with a strong demand for local services is to encourage broader jobs growth
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Honda’s news shows the need for places to prepare for the eventual loss of their largest employers. But many cities do the exact opposite
Thriving city centres offer more of a premium retail experience than those struggling to fill empty shops
The recent focus on struggling high streets ignores the success of well-performing city centres and misdiagnoses the real problem: a lack of high-skill jobs
A conference to launch the findings of an expansive and unique historical dataset with University of Cambridge and supported by the ESRC
2019 looks set to be a momentous year for the UK – Andrew Carter examines the biggest issues facing urban policy makers over the next twelve months.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #12: To be a city you have to have a cathedral
Cathedrals and Monasteries were once symbols of power in locations of importance, but a lot can change over several centuries
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #11: Bringing back manufacturing will make Britain great again
The apparent decline of the manufacturing sector has led some to think it needs a boost - but economic prosperity is more likely to come from other sectors.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #10: If you build it, they will come
Building costly museums and stadia are expected to bring with them economic gains, but the evidence tells another story.
City TalksCity Talks: A mind of its own – uncovering the psychology of cities
This episode of City Talks explores whether differences in the personality traits of citizens can explain variations in economic outcomes between cities – beyond the standard wisdom offered by economic geography.