Cities: Our Beacons of Hope

Over the last twelve months, the RSA’s City Growth Commission has assessed how cities can be empowered to drive the UK’s economy. Chaired by renowned economist Jim O’Neill, who coined the acronym BRIC, the Commission underlined that our UK enquiry had to be …

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Why a centralised approach to immigration policy doesn’t work in the UK

In our very first report, Metro Growth: The UK’s economic opportunity, the City Growth Commission presented an evidenced case arguing that economic growth is driven by cities. We’ve since set out to identify the ways in which cities in the UK …

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Knowledge = (economic) power: how universities can strengthen city growth

In creating prosperity across the UK in coming decades, universities need to be front and centre of strategies for growth and competitiveness. Universities produce research which stimulates commercial and social innovation. Universities generate spin-outs and entrepreneurs among their students, and …

Posted on: October 16, 2014

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