Another high street report prescribes business rates reform and again fails to recognise the real blame lies in the weak economies of many UK cities
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The best way to create resilient town and city centres with a strong demand for local services is to encourage broader jobs growth
Honda’s news shows the need for places to prepare for the eventual loss of their largest employers. But many cities do the exact opposite
The recent focus on struggling high streets ignores the success of well-performing city centres and misdiagnoses the real problem: a lack of high-skill jobs
Thriving city centres offer more of a premium retail experience than those struggling to fill empty shops
A conference to launch the findings of an expansive and unique historical dataset with University of Cambridge and supported by the ESRC
2019 looks set to be a momentous year for the UK – Andrew Carter examines the biggest issues facing urban policy makers over the next twelve months.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #12: To be a city you have to have a cathedral
Cathedrals and Monasteries were once symbols of power in locations of importance, but a lot can change over several centuries
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #11: Bringing back manufacturing will make Britain great again
The apparent decline of the manufacturing sector has led some to think it needs a boost - but economic prosperity is more likely to come from other sectors.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #10: If you build it, they will come
Building costly museums and stadia are expected to bring with them economic gains, but the evidence tells another story.