The Levelling Up White Paper aims to have a globally competitive city in “every area” by 2030. International comparisons suggest that this is a very ambitious target.
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Analysis from our High Streets Recovery Tracker on how people react when remote-working guidance is lifted, and what that tells us about what to expect next.
The indicators and datasets in the white paper show the challenges of tracking levelling up in near real time, but it is ambiguous about the how to measure the progress across different places
Cosmetic interventions alone will not revitalise our high streets. To truly level up, the onus must be placed on making city centres better places to do business, in turn boosting footfall and consumer demand.
Not all high streets have been evenly affected by Covid-19, Cambridge and Mansfield serve as telling examples.
The ‘Medici effect’ of bringing people of different backgrounds together to encourage innovation is just another way of describing a city
Cities Outlook 2022 welcomed some of the country’s most prominent local leaders to reflect on the recovery of their high streets and city centres through various lenses
How have two years and three lockdowns changed our shopping habits, and what does this mean for the future of our city and town centres?
Our analysis shows that the city centres that were the strongest performers pre-pandemic were hardest hit by Covid-19
Cities Outlook and its associated research has examined the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on high streets and town centres and what this means for places as they recover and grow from the pandemic.