The recent focus on struggling high streets ignores the success of well-performing city centres and misdiagnoses the real problem: a lack of high-skill jobs
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The Government’s rejection of the One Yorkshire devolution is an opportunity to give Yorkshire’s cities the powers they need to thrive
While the number of degree holders has risen everywhere in recent years, some cities are pulling away
As a decade of austerity comes to end, this year’s edition of Cities Outlook looks at how city spending has changed.
We are working with the Fast Growth Cities Group to host a high level event to discuss how to harness their growth for the good of the whole national economy.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #11: Bringing back manufacturing will make Britain great again
The apparent decline of the manufacturing sector has led some to think it needs a boost - but economic prosperity is more likely to come from other sectors.
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?
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #7: You need a university to have a strong economy
Together with increasing graduate retention, another common thing we hear about skills is that having a university is a ‘must have’ for places to build a strong, thriving economy. Yet, the...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #6: We should focus on the ‘long tail’ to solve the UK’s productivity problem
Many have puzzled over why the UK’s productivity performance is so bleak. While the latest OECD research suggests the gap between France and the UK is smaller than previously thought due to...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #5: Public bodies should buy locally to support local economies
If cities don’t spend money on local firms, does money then ‘leak’ out to other areas? This Christmas, consumers are being encouraged perhaps more than ever to buy locally or even to use...