On 5th May, Labour's Oliver Coppard was elected as the new Mayor of South Yorkshire. 

Following on from our South Yorkshire Election Special series, Andrew Carter joined The Yorkshire Post’s Political Editor, Chris Burn, to discuss how having a mayor has benefitted the region so far and the future challenges the new mayor faces.

Centre for Cities Chief Executive Andrew Carter joins the National Audit Office’s Director of Local Service Delivery and Value for Money, Ashley McDougall, and Danielle Mason, from the What Works Centre for Economic Growth, to discuss the findings of the NAO’s Supporting Local Economic Growth report.

 

This episode is part of the Centre for Cities City Talks series. Please rate, review and share the episode if you enjoyed it.

Bex Whyman is the Green Party candidate to be the next Mayor of South Yorkshire. In this episode of City Minutes she joined Andrew Carter to discuss her vision for the region and what she would do as mayor.

Bex spoke about her motivations for becoming mayor, her green skills-focused economic vision, and and her loud, proud, and kind approach to working with Government.  

This episode is part of a special series of City Minutes focusing on the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election. Follow along this week to hear from more candidates.

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Joe Otten is the Liberal Democrat candidate to be the next Mayor of South Yorkshire. In this episode of City Minutes he joined Andrew Carter to discuss his vision for the region and what he would do as mayor.

Joe spoke about his guiding motivations for becoming mayor, his vision for economic regeneration, how he would prioritise bus franchising, and why he would pay particular focus to the unique strengths and needs of each of the areas that make up the South Yorkshire region.

This episode is part of a special series of City Minutes focusing on the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election. Follow along this week to hear from more candidates.

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Oliver Coppard is the Labour candidate to be the next Mayor of South Yorkshire. In this episode of City Minutes he joined Andrew Carter to discuss his vision for the region and what he would do as mayor.

Oliver spoke about how he views the economy, why funding for public transport is integral, how he sees the region working together, and his approach to engaging with Government to achieve the best outcomes for the region and the people who live in it.

This episode is part of a special series of City Minutes focusing on the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election. Follow along this week to hear from more candidates.

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Simon Biltcliffe is the Yorkshire Party candidate to be the next Mayor of South Yorkshire. In this episode of City Minutes he joined Andrew Carter to discuss his vision for the region and what he would do as mayor.

Simon spoke about his business background and transition into politics, his ambitions to bring South Yorkshire into national and international focus, the importance of transport infrastructure for the region, and how he plans to improve the economic wellbeing and quality of life of South Yorkshire residents. 

This episode is part of a special series of City Minutes focusing on the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election. Follow along this week to hear from more candidates.

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After two years of speculation, the Government has now published its Levelling Up White Paper - a blueprint designed to reconfigure the UK's economic, political and social geographies and spread prosperity across the country. 

For this episode of City Minutes, Andrew Carter spoke to Centre for Cities Director of Policy and Research Paul Swinney to get the Centre's initial reaction to the Government's plans.

You can read all of Centre for Cities research on levelling up here.

This year’s Cities Outlook looks in-depth at the state of UK high streets to get a sense of the short-term impact of the pandemic on Britain's town and city centres and the long-term consequences and implications this has for the Government’s levelling up agenda.

Our research shows that over the past two years the pandemic has cost some places nearly a years’ worth of high street sales. However, not all places have been affected equally by the pandemic and as such the fate of the high street is not so clear cut.

For this episode of City Minutes, Senior Analyst Kathrin Enenkel and Analyst Valentine Quinio join Chief Executive Andrew Carter to set out the main findings of the research. They explore key high street trends and behavioural changes, and discuss what implications these have for the future of our city and town centres.

Centre for Cities’ recent research conducts the first comprehensive comparison between transport networks of large British cities and their Western European competitors. It reveals that poor urban transport costs the UK more than £21 billion per year, with less than half of people in big cities outside of London able to reach their city centre quickly using public transport.

For this episode of City Minutes, Anthony Breach and Guilherme Rodrigues – authors of Centre for Cities’ recent report – join Chief Executive Andrew Carter to discuss the differences between how European cities are planned and built in comparison to those in the UK, and the wider implications this has for the levelling up agenda.

The UK Government will soon publish its highly-anticipated Levelling Up White Paper, setting out a plan to level up opportunities and to address the country’s long-standing geographic inequalities.

Levelling up formed a key part of this Government’s 2019 election manifesto and in the two years since has become a political buzzword ahead of the White Paper’s publication this autumn.

What have fellow UK think tank experts made of the levelling up debate so far? How do they feel the agenda’s narrative has evolved over the past eighteen months? What do they expect to see in the forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper?

In this episode of City Talks, Andrew Carter speaks to Will Tanner, Director of Onward and former special advisor to Theresa May, Carys Roberts, Executive Director of IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) and Nick Bowes, Chief Executive of Centre for London and former Mayoral Director of Policy at the Greater London Authority.

This episode is part of the Centre for Cities City Talks series. Please rate, review and share the episode if you enjoyed it.


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