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Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.
What’s so special about days and nights out in London? Lahari Ramuni explains that the city is a fun place to visit and to live because it’s a great place for work, not the other way round.
Turn to the business pages of any national newspaper and rarely a day passes without another story about the high street’s struggles. But Chief Executive Andrew Carter argues policymakers are failing to identify a clear economic focus to city centre regeneration strategies.
Cities need strong economies and higher consumer spending power to provide a range of high street amenities.
In this episode, Dr Julie Grail, Chris Brown and Rebecca McDonald join Andrew Carter to discuss the potential of the British high street.
The launch of our latest research
This report explores the link between city economies and the strength of their high streets.
Last week both of the main parties set out plans to tackle the decline of the high street. While the Government’s high street fund was well covered over the bank holiday, Labour’s plans...
Both candidates have shown they are intent on tackling empty shops, but their proposed solutions are unlikely to make significant progress
Catch up with our event in Birmingham which discussed the role of civic and business leadership in delivering place-shaping strategies for city centres