Throughout the life of the project we will be publishing short papers summarising the data and findings for policymakers, along with academic papers.
This booklet summarises the key findings from this long-term project, including shortened versions of other papers available on this website.
Covering the evolutionary paths of cities with regards to overall economic growth, productivity, skills, their resilience and resistance to economic shocks, and looking at a history of policymaking in five case study cities, this paper brings together implications for policy based
This paper explores the economic evolution of Peterborough in comparison with broader national economic developments.
This paper explores the economic history of Tees Valley as it compares to the broader national economic structure and change.
This paper explores Glasgow's economic history as it compares to the broader national economic structure and change.
This paper explores Bristol's economic history as it compares to the broader national economic structure and change.
Our submission to the industrial strategy suggests that place needs to play a bigger role in the strategy as a whole
In this paper, we find that structural change has had a big impact on cities, but it doesn't explain everything.
This paper by Ron Martin and Ben Gardiner explores the scale of the challenge of truly creating a 'Northern Powerhouse' and spatially rebalancing the economy.
This paper by Ron Martin, Peter Sunley, Ben Gardiner, Emil Evenhuis and Peter Tyler looks at how productivity growth has differed across 85 cities since the beginning of the 1970s and finds that it is factors specific to the cities that influence their economic performance.
This is the first in a series of short papers and acts as an introduction to the data and themes that will be explored throughout the City Evolutions project. Using data for 70 cities from 1971 to 1991 the paper highlights four key observations on employment growth, productivity change in the north and south, the story of the big cities and