This paper suggests that UK cities face a number of significant challenges in the years ahead. We have 'two-track' cities - those that have experienced success and renaissance in recent years, and those that have not. All cities still face the challenge of sharing opportunity and have concentrations of deprivation and worklessness. Those cities that have experienced high levels of economic growth face a number of challenges relating to sustaining growth such as congestion and environmental degradation.
Overall, this paper discusses the key economic challenges that lie ahead for UK cities and the key processes, factors and drivers of economic performance that must be addressed. It sets out the Centre for Cities' agenda for work in this area over the next three years.
Centre for Cities has re-launched as an independent think tank. You can visit them online at http://www.centreforcities.org.
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.
Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisisAt a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.