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As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic varies across the country, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.
In advance of the Government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper, this briefing sets out what the levelling up agenda should aim to achieve and a strategy for achieving it.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sends shockwaves through the labour market, Centre for Cities tracks the latest unemployment claim statistics across the UK's cities and largest towns.
City MinutesCity Minutes: How to level up… skills
Senior Analyst Elena Magrini on what the Government needs to do in skills policy to level up the UK.
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 idea that recent growth of cities has come at the expense of towns has become a mantra. The problem is, it isn’t true.
Planning reform and levelling up sit at the forefront of the Government’s policy agenda with goals of solving the housing crisis and regional inequality. As Anthony Breach explains, although treated as separate initiatives, they are in fact intertwined.
The West Midlands has been hit hard by the pandemic and Andy Street will need to focus on skills, businesses and transport to build back better.