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Rarely do complex policy challenges have single solutions that, if properly implemented, could go a long way in solving them all. Urban densification is one of these solutions.
How public transport reforms in Portugal could be replicated in Greater Manchester and other UK city regions.
COP26 comes to an end with a crucial discussion on the importance of cities in the climate agenda.
Poor access to public transport effectively shrinks the size of our biggest cities. But trams and tubes alone won’t solve the problem
This report examines whether intra-urban public transport plays a role in the underperformance of big British cities and sets out the implications that transport has for the levelling up agenda.
How our spatial footprint dictates our carbon footprint: the denser the greener
Intuitively, working from home would seem to help reduce carbon emissions. But people who move out of cities drive more and those working in poorly insulated homes turn the heating on.
If reform can bring self-build within reach of millions more people, housing will become more affordable for everyone.
Land-banking and housing targets are artefacts of the current system – planning reform is worth doing to solve the problems which underpin them, and numerous others too.
Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues analyses carbon emissions from across the capital to conclude that encouraging density will help cities reach net zero.