Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire. She must now hit the ground running to build back better from the pandemic and tackle the biggest issues facing the city region.
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Last week, voters in the West of England elected Dan Norris as their metro mayor. Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues takes a closer look at what the mayor will have to do to raise public awareness of his role and support the city-region in its future growth.
For the eight metro mayors, winning the election is only the beginning – their real task is to make their cities better, more prosperous places to live.
The candidates have prepared proposals and new ideas for their cities. Anthony Breach sets out what they mean for cities and urban politics more generally.
Job postings in cities and large towns in the North and Midlands are recovering fastest, while London and other cities are lagging.
When it comes to the use of public finances for local economic growth, how can we know what is a good bet? And should governments be betting at all?
As the COVID-19 pandemic sends shockwaves through the labour market, Centre for Cities tracks the latest unemployment claim statistics across the UK's cities and largest towns.
Almost 10 million new jobs will need to be generated to recover from the pandemic, making job creation the most pressing policy challenge we face in the immediate future.
While retail and hospitality account for the largest shares of jobs on furlough across the country, the export base of some places has been particularly affected, raising concerns about their ability to bounce back.
Promises to move civil servants out of London are not good enough – if the Government is serious about levelling up it must trust local leaders to make decisions for their communities.