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Innovation, science and the city

Centre for Cities

Innovation is a key driver of economic growth, but the emergence of innovation as a specialist policy area has also generated risks around policy prioritisation and problems on organisational fragmentation and policy coordination.

Report 9 Oct 2008
City-regions: Emerging lessons from England

Kieran Larkin

The World Bank's Urban Development Unit has launched a new Issues Note Series - DIRECTIONS in Urban Development - with a paper on City Regions by Kieran Larkin and Adam Marshall.

Report 9 Oct 2008
City Solutions: Delivering Local Growth

Ben Harrison

This report considers the existing delivery arrangements currently available to local authorities, and asks whether new delivery vehicles – such as Local Asset-Backed Vehicles (LABVs) – are needed to lever in the resources and skills required to deliver local growth. It is part of the joint City Solutions project undertaken by Centre for Cities and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Report 27 Nov 2007
Time to show we mean business

Centre for Cities

SBR should be a stepping stone to greater financial devolution. But more radical changes to the local financial tool-kit will depend on SBR’s success, so it’s important to get the policy right. A permissive framework, with clear minimum standards, legal safeguards for businesses, and the option to hold a local vote, is the only way to build on the emerging consensus between business and local authorities. Otherwise, England’s cities and towns could miss a golden opportunity to lay the foundations for future economic growth.

Briefing 19 Sep 2007
OECD review of Newcastle in the North East: one year on

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.

Report 18 Jul 2007
Giving cities more power over their economic destinies

Centre for Cities

This article is taken from a new book on devolution from the Smith Institute, edited by Geoff Mulgan and Fran Bury of the Young Foundation. In it, Dermot Finch argues for bold steps towards differential financial devolution, with more powers for our biggest city-regions.

Briefing 9 May 2007
Cities Northwest

Centre for Cities

While recent performance in England's Northwest has been higher than the average for other English regions, the region is still not contributing what it could to the UKs economy, and serious economic and social problems remain.

Report 9 Jul 2006