New research by the Department for Education shows educational attainment for children from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher in big cities, but a lot of questions still remain unanswered
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City TalksCity Talks: David Blanchflower on where all the good jobs have gone
Current low unemployment figures are taken as proof that the labour market is doing well, however, in this episode of City Talks, Professor Blanchflower points out that many workers are in fact under-employed or have given up trying to find a well-paid job
It’s frequently assumed that universities are good for city economic growth, but the reality is less clear-cut.
The Augar Review pledged to reduce the imbalance between further and higher education with important implications for cities.
Encouraging innovation should be central to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. But who should foot the bill for interventions in innovation? This is a question highlighted in our recent work on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.
Many areas will no doubt look to the West Midlands’ newly published local industrial strategy as a template, but they must identify what the barriers to high productivity businesses are in their own areas if they are to be useful
On National Numeracy Day we should remember the impact of good numeracy skills on people’s life chances and the wider economy
This event launched our work looking at how to encourage innovation policy and where, with Lord David Sainsbury
Creating high-skilled jobs indirectly generates demand for jobs in local services, offering opportunities to low-skilled people
City TalksCity Talks: Inventing future cities
Through a focus on the interplay between data, technology and urban form, urban reinvention can be brought about in the unpredictable twenty-first century