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This report seeks to examine the overall economic picture of the UK’s mid-sized cities, and how regions must play to their strengths...
Automation document cover
Automated technologies are already disrupting and transforming the modern work environment. In the coming decades, the increasing...
Leeds Beckett University - Retail Institute
Global economic and cultural trends continue to have an impact on city and town centres around the world. In many places, rapid...
Future of Town and City Centres conference
Delivering prosperous, sustainable and welcoming urban centres is a key task for cities and towns across the country. As civic leaders we...
Innovative Finance – a possible approach In the wake of the most dramatic cuts to local government finance in a generation, public...
Why skills and employment matter The national trends on skills and employment have been talked about a great deal as we move away from...
The case for devolution Although governments of all political parties have stated the benefits of devolution and localism, the process...
The importance of city centres It is well established that well-functioning city centres that are attractive to business are...
Southend-on-Sea

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