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Relocating high-skilled public sector jobs to a struggling area is an obvious lever to pull, but the real issue is their lack of high-skilled jobs in the private sector.
HSBC's announcement of its intention to move its global headquarters raised concerns about Canary Wharf's future. The most revealing part of the story however is not where the bank is moving from, but where it is moving to.
In fact, cities have a much lower carbon footprint compared to non-urban areas and must play a crucial role in the fight against climate change.
Air pollution kills. It’s a shame few politicians have dared point this out in recent weeks.
Only by building both up and out of cities will we start to close the gap on England’s 4.3 million missing homes.
Recently announced trailblazer devolution deals will see ‘growth zones’ established in the West Midlands and Greater Manchester Combined Authorities. Matthew Coombes makes the case for why they should be established in city centres.
While setting worthy ambitions and demonstrating Government has listened to objections to the current grants system, this week’s announcement from DHLUC still leaves us guessing as to how the Government intends to tackle key challenges.
Prices of goods and services may be stabilising, but consumer spending power is still far from where it was at the beginning of the crisis.
The share of remote job postings has increased in all cities since the pandemic, but the dominance of hybrid rather than fully-remote working means that this won’t ‘level up’ economic opportunity in the UK.
The pandemic hit Transport for London hard, and weekday ridership still lags pre-pandemic levels. But weekends have fully recovered in central London – what does this new pattern mean for the future of the network?