UK cities need to offer good quality, affordable housing that is well connected to jobs, shops and services. But the housing and transport challenges facing UK cities vary significantly. For example, in some cities with strong economies house prices are relatively high and there is an urgent need to build more homes and improve overcrowded infrastructure. In other cities, where demand is relatively lower, quality of housing stock may be a more pressing challenge. Our research looks at how different types of cities can overcome the distinctive housing and transport challenges they face where policies are often decided nationally.
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Cities have led the way in reducing UK carbon emissions, but should do more to tackle transport pollution
The fall in emissions in urban industry has helped cut UK CO2 levels, but reductions in transport emissions have been much more modest
Andrew Carter talks to Bridget Rosewell and Henry Overman about the merits of big infrastructure projects
Lessons from cities taking action to reduce roadside emissions
Andrew Carter talks to Caroline Russell and Andrea Lee on how to improve air quality in our cities
How UK and international cities are addressing housing and transport challenges.