Interventions to get unemployed people back to work must be timely, tailored and localised.
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Social distancing in the workplace will be easier in northern cities, where workers have more space than those in the south.
How will the economic impacts arising from the COVID-19 crisis be spread across the country? New analysis looks at the jobs predicted to be the most and least affected in the short- to medium-term and which places are expected to bounce back more quickly.
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.
There is a strong case for new transport infrastructure investment in some cities and large towns. But this only applies to a handful of places where the current transport system is struggling to support the growth of their city-centre economies.
The underperformance of big cities is at the heart of the North-South divide. If the Government is to ‘level up’ the economy then it needs to tackle this major economic problem.
Senior Analyst and co-author of Cities Outlook 2020 Kathrin Enenkel on how polluted air is killing thousands of people each year, and particularly affects people living in southern cities.
Poor air quality impacts on the health of residents and workers in cities in particular. Cities Outlook 2020 calls for urgent action from local and national government to clean up the air we breathe.