Centre for Cities ( Centre for Cities )

Centre for Cities

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The Centre for Cities is the first port of call for UK and international decision makers seeking to understand and improve UK cities' economic performance.

The creation of Lord Sainsbury of Turville, the Centre was set up in 2005 as an independent, non-partisan research organisation. Our main goal is to understand how and why economic growth and change takes place in Britain’s cities, and to produce research that helps cities improve their performance. Through our focus on the drivers of urban success, we have developed a deep understanding of the economic performance of UK cities.We work with cities, business and Whitehall to ensure our work is relevant, accessible and of practical use to cities and the policy community.

The Centre for Cities is a registered charity (No 1119841) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England (No 6215397). Our core funder is The Gatsby Foundation, one of the Sainsbury family charitable trusts; and our chair is Nigel Hugill, executive chair of Urban & Civic. We work with a range of other partners and funders to support our research.

Click here for more information on how to partner with the Centre in 2013, or contact our Director of Partnerships, Ben Harrison.

Centre for Cities press release, blog etc

05/24/2018 - 01:01 Targeting long tail of underperforming firms is not the answer to UK productivity problem
03/20/2018 - 20:24 Big Northern and Midlands cities outperforming rest of country in attracting jobs and residents to city centres but action is needed to protect commercial space driving this growth
03/07/2018 - 21:21 New report highlights three top priorities for Sheffield City Region metro mayor to address from May 2018
12/12/2017 - 20:10 UK cities should establish Inclusive Growth Investment Commissions to lead and finance efforts to extend prosperity
12/06/2017 - 20:39 Business rates devolution will entrench UKs economic divides unless reformed to give struggling places better incentives to transform their economies
11/27/2017 - 10:17 Centre for Cities response to Industrial Strategy
11/20/2017 - 06:55 Centre for Cities response to new Transforming Cities Fund
11/15/2017 - 21:14 New analysis shows UKs productivity problem stems from underperformance of cities outside Greater South East
07/26/2017 - 23:13 Wealthy Southern cities will be hit hardest by both a soft or hard Brexit but are also best-placed to adapt to economic shocks ahead
07/18/2017 - 18:21 Regional cities must take the lead in rebalancing Britains London-centric investment market
03/10/2017 - 08:06 Centre for Cities appoints new Chief Executive as Alexandra Jones moves on to head up Governments industrial strategy
03/09/2017 - 04:44 London firms set to benefit from Budget business rates relief, while Northern businesses foot the bill
02/23/2017 - 07:06 New report highlights three top political priorities for West of England metro mayor to address from May 2017
02/07/2017 - 12:32 Government cannot address housing crisis without building on green belt
01/30/2017 - 03:35 EU trade deal must be Governments top priority in Brexit negotiations as new report shows EU is biggest export market for 61 of Britains 62 cities
01/12/2017 - 16:17 Everything you need to know about metro mayors: an FAQ
01/11/2017 - 16:55 New report highlights three top political priorities for Greater Manchester metro mayor to address from May 2017
09/28/2016 - 08:58 Labour has missed a huge chance to reclaim devolution from the Conservatives