Britain’s cities actually create less pollution per head than the rest of the country, but more could be done to make them even greener
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This briefing offers a detailed look at the migration patterns of graduates and students to and from Glasgow
Glasgow plays a critical role in Scottish higher education, but links to the rest of the UK are weak
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #6: We should focus on the ‘long tail’ to solve the UK’s productivity problem
Many have puzzled over why the UK’s productivity performance is so bleak. While the latest OECD research suggests the gap between France and the UK is smaller than previously thought due to...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #1: All high streets are struggling
It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...
Parts of Hammond’s plan could help cities reshape their high streets, but underlying economic weaknesses must be addressed for long-lasting change
Ahead of next week’s budget, it is rumoured that the Chancellor will make it easier to convert shops into homes. How exactly he will do this is unknown, but it sounds like he will expand...
Towns and cities have different roles to play in the economy, and the success of one is often dependent on the other.
Access to cheap borrowing has encouraged local authorities to invest in commercial property. Cities can use this approach to revive city centres, but only by diversifying away from retail.
What is the supply and nature of urban space within cities, and what does that mean for the industrial strategy?