This paper assesses the Barker Review of Land Use Planning, exploring the role of planning in urban growth. It finds a case for managed reviews to green belts. But the jury is out on reforming the town centre first approach, and proposals for planning major infrastructure need further work.
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High-quality infrastructure, especially transport, is a critical component of strong economic performance. Yet the UK has under-invested in infrastructure for decades, especially in its major cities.
A year after winning the bid, London is gearing up to deliver the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Games plan promises to regenerate the East London site and its surroundings. This paper assesses the likely economic impact of the Games on East London, Greater London and the UK.
Introduction The Barker Review of Land Use Planning ('Barker II') reviews the UK's planning system, with an emphasis on the economic impacts of the planning regime - specifically, how it impacts...
City People examines the size and nature of the city centre living phenomenon, focusing on the historic cores of Dundee, Liverpool and Manchester. It asks why it has happened, who is living in the heart of the city and how long they plan to stay. It then assesses the economic and social benefits of city centre living.
This report provides a detailed understanding of the demand for city centre living in Britain.