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.
Balancing the need for housing and office space in cities
Why the Government’s new commission on housing design will struggle to deliver more homes
The steps leaders can take to ensure places benefit from the social and economic opportunities offered by digital connectivity
It would be a mistake to leave developers free to convert shops into housing. Remodelling city centres should be left to cities themselves
The Government's proposals will mean more houses are built, but bolder reform is needed to free up land in high-demand cities
How UK and international cities are addressing housing and transport challenges.