Scare stories about robots coming and taking our jobs are currently widespread. This presentation explores the potential risk of increasing automation in British cities, as well as the future of work, jobs and skills in 2030. It shows that while automation may compound the country’s economic and political divides, overall it’s likely to boost the number of jobs. A surprising finding is that British cities have been exposed to automation and globalisation for over a century, but almost all of them have seen jobs growth as a result.
This SlideShare is based on Cities Outlook 2018. This is the annual flagship report published by Centre for Cities, the UK’s leading urban economics think tank, dedicated to improving the performance of UK city economies. http://www.centreforcities.org/publication/cities-outlook-2018/