We have long admired the best European cities, but haven't learnt enough from them. Recent UK urban policy has been heavily influenced by the US. However, European cities seem to do a lot better than American ones, and the UK government is now turning its attention to the most successful European city models. This discussion paper looks at what we can learn from these models.
Centre for Cities has re-launched as an independent think tank. You can visit them online at http://www.centreforcities.org.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.