Cities Outlook 2009 reveals the cities most exposed to recession - and least well placed to ride out job losses and business closures over the coming months. In 2009 all cities will feel recession bite but they will also be leading the upturn as the economy recovers.
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As the UK faces the prospect of a recession, a new report from the Centre for Cities calls on the Government to double its efforts to help UK cities adjust to globalisation.
This week NESTA released Innovation and the city: How innovation has developed in five city-regions. This was written for NESTA by the Centre for Cities.
Cities Outlook 2008 looks back at the recent economic performance of UK cities as well as the main policy milestones of 2007. It also looks ahead to the prospects for UK cities in 2008 and beyond.
There is no doubt that London plays an important role in the UK economy, and has been a key driver of economic growth. But how much of London’s recent economic growth spills out to other parts of the UK?
Following the OECD Review of Newcastle in the North East (July 2006), Newcastle City Council commissioned the Centre for Cities and IPPR North to produce a follow-up, independent assessment of progress made over the past year.
This paper suggests that UK cities face a number of significant challenges in the years ahead. We have two-track cities those that have experienced success and renaissance in recent years, and those that have not. All cities still face the challenge of sharing opportunity and have concentrations of deprivation and worklessness. Those cities that have experienced high levels of economic growth face a number of challenges relating to sustaining growth such as congestion and environmental degradation.
This report presents interim findings from the research project on innovation in cities that the Centre for Cities is conducting for NESTA and reveals that innovation is concentrated in a number of cities and urban areas in the UK, although there are some innovation poor as well as innovation rich cities.
On 30 January 2007, the Independent Casino Advisory Panel announced that the city of Manchester would host the UKs first supercasino. The city came from behind to beat the frontrunners, Blackpool and Greenwich. This note deconstructs the decision, before critically assessing the relationship between casinos and regeneration more generally. It focuses on the regeneration issues around supercasino development. It concludes with some lessons for Manchester.
If we want better cities, we need to learn how to talk about them. Cities perform. But they do not compete.