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 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.
Reflecting on the results of the elections to the devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales, Anthony Breach proposes that politicians should take inspiration from the popularity and success of the English metro mayors and embark on a wave of urban devolution.
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 Government should listen to the overwhelming majority of Londoners who want to see more decisions about the capital’s future taken in London.
City TalksPolicies, politics and personalities in this year’s mayoral elections
Andrew Carter is joined by three distinguished guests to discuss the ins and outs of the upcoming mayoral elections, with a focus on Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and London.
Greater Manchester will soon adopt a London-style bus franchising system so what are the expected consequences of the decision, and why should other cities follow?
City MinutesCity Minutes: How to build back better from Covid-19
As the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme progresses policy makers should be planning how to repair the economic damage done by the pandemic and build back better. Centre for Cities’...