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...
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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.
Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.
What’s so special about days and nights out in London? Lahari Ramuni explains that the city is a fun place to visit and to live because it’s a great place for work, not the other way round.
Turn to the business pages of any national newspaper and rarely a day passes without another story about the high street’s struggles. But Chief Executive Andrew Carter argues policymakers are failing to identify a clear economic focus to city centre regeneration strategies.
Releasing green belt around more than one thousand existing commuter stations would solve the UK housing crisis.
Cities need strong economies and higher consumer spending power to provide a range of high street amenities.
City TalksCity Talks: Dr Julie Grail, Chris Brown, and Rebecca McDonald on the future of British high streets
In this episode, Dr Julie Grail, Chris Brown and Rebecca McDonald join Andrew Carter to discuss the potential of the British high street.
The launch of our latest research
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.