Cities and regions
Communities and Local Government aims to create economically strong cities and regions which drive forward national prosperity and provide opportunity and social justice for all. We are creating vibrant, diverse and attractive places where people want to live, work and play.
We are doing this by narrowing disparities in growth rates by maximising the economic performance of all regions, and providing the tools and powers to enable them to compete better on the international stage.
The State of the English Cities
This is an independent report to Communities and Local Government by a group of city experts led by Professor Michael Parkinson. It provides a comprehensive audit of urban performance in England and a review of the impact of government policies upon cities. The updated data unpinning the analysis in the report is contained in the State of the Cities Database (SOCD).
Meeting the regional economic challenge: The importance of cities to regional growth
This joint Treasury, Communities and Local Government and DTI paper was published alongside the 2006 Budget. It builds on the State of the English Cities report to provide further analysis of the critical role cities play in driving economic growth.