The Commonwealth Games are due to take place in Birmingham in just over a year. Anthony Breach explores how the city can ensure a legacy is left that allows its city centre economy to flourish.
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City MinutesCity Minutes: The legacy of sporting events on urban economies
Senior Analyst Anthony Breach and Chief Executive Andrew Carter discuss how cities can make the most from the legacies of sporting events in a way that delivers long-term economic improvement.
City TalksCity Talks: Professor Will Jennings on “The Politics of Levelling Up”
Will Jennings, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Southampton and co-founder of Centre for Towns, unpacks the findings of his recent co-authored article “The Politics of Levelling Up”.
The idea that recent growth of cities has come at the expense of towns has become a mantra. The problem is, it isn’t true.
The Williams-Shapps plan for rail is a step in the right direction but stops short of where it needs to go by keeping power in the centre, away from local government.
Planning reform and levelling up sit at the forefront of the Government’s policy agenda with goals of solving the housing crisis and regional inequality. As Anthony Breach explains, although treated as separate initiatives, they are in fact intertwined.
The launch of the Industrial Strategy Council's final report, in partnership with WM-REDI
Re-elected Metro Mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen must aim for long-term economic growth to improve standards of living for residents in the city-region.
Andrew Carter explores what the eight newly elected metro mayors should focus on.
Senior Analyst Anthony Breach provides in-depth analysis on the results of the 2021 metro mayoral elections, warning that a voting system change to first past the post would be detrimental to the devolution agenda.