Research and analysis

Future of cities: public policy

Report looking at urban policies and their effect on cities.


Cities and public policy: a review paper


This paper examines the impact of past urban policies and considers potential changes up to 2065. It focuses on the 3 main components which make up urban policy:

  • official urban policies
  • related policies, which affect cities
  • devolved governance

The working paper was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 25 August 2015