High streets

Reviving city centres

Many cities struggle to attract business investment and have high vacancy rates on their high streets. How can they improve their attractiveness to business and boost the vibrancy of their city centres?

The 12 Urban Myths of Christmas
Myth #1: All high streets are struggling

Rebecca McDonald

It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...

Blog Post 13 Dec 2018

Urban living and working

What's the right mix of commercial space and residential in the heart of a city? What can places do to attract more business investment and people to city centres?

City Space Race

Rebecca McDonald and Hugo Bessis

City centres have become great places to live, work and play, but in some of our most vibrant city centres, there is not enough land to suit the needs of everyone.

Report 21 Mar 2018

Business rates

Often blamed for the high street's woes, business rates need wholesale reform so they can support cities' growth.

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The 12 Urban Myths of Christmas
Myth #1: All high streets are struggling

Rebecca McDonald

It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...

Blog Post 13 Dec 2018