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New research finds that cities with a combination of both scientific and creative industries are often the most innovative.
The lockdown will likely accelerate the decline of the high street in some places. A focused, long-term effort is required to help them recover and thrive again.
Visits to city-centres have fallen substantially. How has coronavirus affected those travelling to city-centres for leisure activities? Lahari Ramuni uses anonymised and aggregated mobile phone data to find out.
New data reveals how people who regularly travel into city centres modified their behaviour as the coronavirus crisis unfolded and how this varied between cities.
City TalksCity Talks: Does cluster policy work? Evaluating Tech City with Dr Max Nathan
Clusters such as Silicon Valley are liked by policymakers for many reasons. They are visible, often prestigious, and are effectively cities in miniature. They take the things that make urban...
A workshop looking at the prospects for Swindon's urban centre
General Election 2019An urban manifesto
A five point plan to improve cities' prosperity and re-balance the national 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.
Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.