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.
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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.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020The South Yorkshire deal agreement means the first wave of city region devolution is nearly over, where next?
The implementation of the South Yorkshire devolution deal shows that the wind is once again in the sails of city-region devolution, with over 24 million people in England now set to be covered....
General Election 20192020 vision — What does Thursday’s vote mean for May’s Metro Mayor elections
One joy of a rare winter election is that it is now only four and a half months until the next chance for people to vote: May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region...
General Election 2019Underperforming bus services are Metro Mayors’ responsibility now
Whoever wins in Westminster on December 12th, the buck now stops with metro mayors for the quality of bus services in their city, argues Simon Jeffrey.
This report presents findings from the second survey of UK city leaders, providing some understanding of their needs and challenges along with recommendations for national policymakers.
General Election 2019Transport priorities for the next Government
The next Government should prioritise urban transport improvements and give cities the power to deliver them.
Buses are critical urban infrastructure. But the number of journeys made on them has declined in almost all cities apart from London for the past few decades. This report cites deregulation...