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Join us to discuss the prospects for our city centres post-lockdown
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.
Visits to city-centres have fallen substantially. How has coronavirus affected those travelling to city-centres for leisure activities? Lahari Ramuni uses anonymised and aggregated mobile phone data to find out.
New data reveals how people who regularly travel into city centres modified their behaviour as the coronavirus crisis unfolded and how this varied between cities.
A workshop looking at the prospects for Swindon's urban centre
A five point plan to improve cities' prosperity and re-balance the national economy.
Not all high streets are struggling — those that are thriving are doing so because they function well as places of work. For this reason, policies to address the decline of high streets must also address the underlying economic causes if they are to be success.
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.