This report presents findings from the second survey of UK city leaders, providing some understanding of their needs and challenges along with recommendations for national policymakers.
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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.
What is the best way to boost the economy and make the whole country more prosperous?
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.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Improving urban bus transport
Simon Jeffrey, policy officer at the Centre for Cities joins Chief Executive Andrew Carter to set out how metro mayors should begin the process of bringing local bus networks under their control via franchising in order to support economic growth, reduce congestion and improve air quality in cities.
Buses are critical urban infrastructure. But the number of journeys made on them has declined in almost all cities apart from London for the past few decades. This report cites deregulation...
General Election 2019How can the next government boost productivity and prosperity across the country?
Two big domestic issues that the next government will be pressed to address are the UK economy’s poor productivity performance and the north-south divide. Paul Swinney argues that these challenges are one of the same.
Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.
While unemployment rates are at a record low, many people remain excluded from the labour market. New research tries to count them across UK cities.