Should cheap land be on cities’ wishlist to Santa? Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling? Sire, he lives a good league hence, Underneath the mountain Right against the...
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The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #3: Cities must boost their graduate retention rates
One of the things we often hear is that cities need to focus on keeping hold of the graduates that their universities produce, stemming a brain drain away from the city once they have...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #2: Better transport connections between cities will help improve the economy
It's often claimed that one reason cities in the North of England lag behind the rest of the country is that the transport connections between these cities are poor. Improving infrastructure –...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #1: All high streets are struggling
It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...
Technological change is revolutionising the way we work, but the ‘rise of the robots’ is strengthening – not undermining – the role cities play as drivers of economic growth
While Brexit dominates the policy agenda, work is continuing across the country to develop the Government’s flagship domestic policy. Places need to focus on establishing a robust evidence base to ensure they have the best chance of success.
Places assumed to have weak local economies, hollowed-out by a workforce commuting elsewhere, may instead be thriving
Expensive cities aren’t building enough housing to address their shortages – how the Government resolves this will be decisive for the future of our cities.
Ensuring workers have robot-ready skills requires investment, yet public spend on further education has been slashed
Five facts on earnings progression, why people move and their implications for cities