The creative industries are often seen as a way to regenerate economies, but the rationale behind this is confused
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We examine why a one-size-fits-all approach to solving cities’ challenges does not work
A conference to launch the findings of an expansive and unique historical dataset with University of Cambridge and supported by the ESRC
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 #10: If you build it, they will come
Building costly museums and stadia are expected to bring with them economic gains, but the evidence tells another story.
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.
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.
For the industrial strategy to succeed in increasing UK productivity, the new chair of the Industrial Strategy Council must follow three core principles.
Towns and cities have different roles to play in the economy, and the success of one is often dependent on the other.
The review does not fully address issues around LEP public accountability and spending in non-mayoral areas