Addressing the underperformance of big cities and city centres should be at the top of Andrea Leadsom’s priorities to deal with the UK’s lagging productivity.
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What role does 'place' have when developing a local industrial strategy?
A new academic paper claims that cities make businesses no more productive than other parts of the country. But is it all that is seems?
This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.
Both candidates have shown they are intent on tackling empty shops, but their proposed solutions are unlikely to make significant progress
It is common to identify the 'financialisation' of housing as the cause of the crisis, but the shortage of housing stock is a more likely problem
Catch up with our event in Birmingham which discussed the role of civic and business leadership in delivering place-shaping strategies for city centres
The next prime minister needs to have a government programme that improves the lives of people in cities
What's the relationship between urban economies and housing wealth in England and Wales?
It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.