The Centre for Cities is one of the leading thinktanks in the UK focused on issues affecting urban areas. It was research published by the organisation which first made it clear just how big a risk the pandemic posed to Crawley’s economy and their are countless occasions where their reports have contributed to decisions we have taken over time to improve the town.
Today, Centre for Cities will be launching a new report outlining what ‘levelling up’ means for various communities in the UK, looking well beyond the Red Wall seats which appear to be the Johnson Government’s only concern. As the leader of the community which has suffered worse than any other from the economic consequences of COVID-19, and which still has yet to receive any additional support to help us to recover, I was asked to contribute to the anthology.
A full copy of the report can be accessed on the Centre for Cities website, by visiting the link here: https://www.centreforcities.org/publication/what-urban-leaders-want-from-levelling-up-white-paper/