How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
A recent study by Centre for Cities, commissioned by Connected Places Catapult, analysed which of Great Britain’s 62 cities and largest towns have the most potential to harness extra public R&D funding and convert it into wider local economic growth – helping level up the whole UK.
Andrew Carter is joined by resident experts from across the globe to discuss how their cities are responding to Coronavirus.
As local lockdowns are expected to become the new norm, Government must ensure businesses are adequately supported and that these local lockdowns reflect the right boundaries.
The UK should introduce a flexible zoning system to build more homes and end the housing crisis argues Anthony Breach in the final paper in his series critiquing the planning system.
Lessons from Germany & Tees Valley.
If April claimant count data suggested cities and large towns in the North and Midlands were hardest hit, May's release shows that cities with strong economies in the South of England are now catching up.
Cities are taking the lead when it comes to reopening the high street, but they need national support to address outstanding challenges.
Although restrictions on opening are being lifted, high street businesses remain at risk while office workers remain at home.
Once the coronavirus crisis has passed, Keir Starmer has the task of reshaping the party. A change in how it views cities and towns is vital.
The political imperative for investing in the North and Midlands is clear from last month’s election. But the Government must work with economic realities if it is to deliver for the voters who delivered its majority.
Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are now lifting across the UK, but are people in cities making the most of their newfound freedom?
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.