2019 looks set to be a momentous year for the UK – Andrew Carter examines the biggest issues facing urban policy makers over the next twelve months.
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The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #9: A close relationship with a city is bad for a town’s economy
Are towns hampered by the success of nearby cities - or could towns actually benefit from being located near a city?
A round-up of the key themes from our recent City Talks podcast on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s cities.
This report presents findings from the first-ever survey of UK city leaders, providing some understanding of their needs and challenges along with recommendations for national policymakers.
Places assumed to have weak local economies, hollowed-out by a workforce commuting elsewhere, may instead be thriving
Andrew Carter writes for the MJ ahead of the 2018 Budget
At both party conferences mayors were optimistic about the future, but frustrated at slow progress on the urban agenda at the national level
Young people flock to cities for university – but an even larger number of high-skilled people go the other way
The Brexit vote highlighted the need to help both struggling towns AND cities, not create a divide between them
Towns and cities have different roles to play in the economy, and the success of one is often dependent on the other.