This All Party Urban Development Group (APUDG) report looks at what needs to be done by both the public and private sectors to reduce the energy use of cities' existing non-domestic buildings and finds that better measurement, greater awareness and systematic management can help owners and occupiers to realise ‘quick wins' at almost no additional cost.
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It's local housing markets – not the national picture – that really matter to the economic performance of cities, and by extension, the national economy. Policy makers therefore need to set housing objectives that reflect these local requirements, and the local economic context – not just headline-driven national supply targets.
The Government has been focusing too much attention on home ownership and not enough on driving up the number - and standards - of homes for rent to meet growing demand, according to new research from the Centre for Cities.
What is the outlook for the UK housing market against an uncertain economic backdrop and continuing affordability pressure?
Further investment in the core cities of the north of England is the key to stimulating wider regional growth, according to a Centre for Cities report by Paula Lucci and Paul Hildreth.
A new report reveals that the Government's target of three million homes by 2020 is under threat - unless councils and private sector investors take a front seat in building and managing these new homes.
The case for better transport investment: agglomeration and growth in the Leeds City Region shows that the potential returns on transport investment in British cities are going uncounted and unrecognised by transport planners.
Connecting Cities reflects the views of local stakeholders in five of England's regional cities, where local transport has been the subject of intense debate in recent months. The report is based on a series of five seminars - and brings together a range of messages for national decision-makers.
This paper gives policymakers and city leaders a brief and accessible guide to the economic theory behind agglomeration economies the wider economic benefits generated when people and businesses locate close to each other. It also explains the critical role this concept is playing in current transport policy debates.
While the media focused on the Eddington Transport Studys support for road-user charging, it downplayed the bigger story: Eddingtons radical proposal to re-prioritise Britains £18bn annual...