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?
Encouraging innovation should be central to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. But who should foot the bill for interventions in innovation? This is a question highlighted in our recent work on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.
Many areas will no doubt look to the West Midlands’ newly published local industrial strategy as a template, but they must identify what the barriers to high productivity businesses are in their own areas if they are to be useful
The creative industries are often seen as a way to regenerate economies, but the rationale behind this is confused
A conference to launch the findings of an expansive and unique historical dataset with University of Cambridge and supported by the ESRC
We examine why a one-size-fits-all approach to solving cities’ challenges does not work
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 #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.