Almost everyone agrees that we need to build more homes, but housebuilding rates vary greatly across the country and this could be due to local political will
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We examine why a one-size-fits-all approach to solving cities’ challenges does not work
As the Government launches its Clean Air Strategy, we examine whether it goes far enough in improving cities’ economies as well as their environment
This week marked the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Plan. We examine what this could mean for housing supply in the city region and for the future of the greenbelt.
Amid commuter discontent about annual fare rises, we take a look at city leaders’ priorities for urban transport reform
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #8: The cost of credit is driving up house prices
Has cheap credit really led to high house prices - or is there something else at play?
Leaders polled in the first-ever UK City Leaders' Survey identified housing supply as a top policy priority, whether for social rent or new homes – it's now time for them to start building
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #4: Cheap land is an asset for city economies
Should cheap land be on cities’ wishlist to Santa? Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling? Sire, he lives a good league hence, Underneath the mountain Right against the...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #2: Better transport connections between cities will help improve the economy
It's often claimed that one reason cities in the North of England lag behind the rest of the country is that the transport connections between these cities are poor. Improving infrastructure –...
Places assumed to have weak local economies, hollowed-out by a workforce commuting elsewhere, may instead be thriving