Addressing the underperformance of big cities and city centres should be at the top of Andrea Leadsom’s priorities to deal with the UK’s lagging productivity.
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What role does 'place' have when developing a local industrial strategy?
For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?
A new academic paper claims that cities make businesses no more productive than other parts of the country. But is it all that is seems?
Although free ports are touted by Boris Johnson as a way to bring jobs to struggling areas, lessons from enterprise zones suggest otherwise
This briefing examines the limited economic benefit that enterprise zones have had five years on from their establishment.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Is Andy Burnham creating a buzz as Greater Manchester Mayor?
A look at the key developments on homelessness, transport and skills in Greater Manchester
Metro mayors are now established in many English cities, but Lord Heseltine argues they’re still waiting for many of the tools needed to do their job.
Despite its limitations, five years on the Northern Powerhouse still resonates with policymakers – long may it continue
New research by the Department for Education shows educational attainment for children from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher in big cities, but a lot of questions still remain unanswered