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Social distancing in the workplace will be easier in northern cities, where workers have more space than those in the south.
Unemployment claimant counts are up everywhere in the country, with cities and large towns with weaker economies in the North and Midlands most affected.
Now that we have passed the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, policymakers’ attention is turning to how to kickstart the economy. Andrew Carter on how places will experience COVID-19’s consequences differently depending on the strength of their local economies and how policy should respond.
Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
The Government has urged more people to cycle and walk, rather than drive, in response to the limits on public transport capacity that COVID-19 imposes. This would require a dramatic change in behaviour.
Pressure has been mounting for the Government to outline an exit strategy. How would the strategies proposed for easing the lockdown play out across the UK?
New research finds that cities with a combination of both scientific and creative industries are often the most innovative.
Valentine Quinio on how density plays a smaller role in the spread of Coronavirus than socioeconomic factors.
Air pollution remains a killer, and cities should not push their plans to tackle it into the long grass.
The lockdown will likely accelerate the decline of the high street in some places. A focused, long-term effort is required to help them recover and thrive again.