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Key cities could add a further £214bn to the economy over the next decade if the Government supports them to raise productivity to the national average, the Key Cities Group has said.
City centres must swap shops for offices, housing and public space if they are to prosper, according to a leading think tank.
As we stand on the cusp of another age of automation, Andrew Carter says cities need to prepare and adapt to the coming changes to prosper in the future.
A leading research group has called for cities to be given more powers to help improve public health.
As urban centres change transform, the priority should be on protecting and expanding the commercial space in city centres, rather than encouraging more residential development, argues Andrew Carter.
Prime minister Theresa May was today announcing major new government backing for UK research and development in industry and transport between cities.
Relatively prosperous cities will be hardest hit by the 'economic shock' of Brexit, according to researchers.
Nearly a million new jobs have been created in British cities since 2010, but the average salary has decreased, according to a new report from Centre for Cities.