Concern for our high streets has been exacerbated by the pandemic — but this time it is big cities that are suffering more, says Andrew Carter.
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The scale and density of cities means that they offer more choice - not just for work but also play.
Some commentators have suggested that Covid will do in a couple of months what governments have tried to do for the last 80 years. This is very unlikely.
Cities are using their knowledge of their local area to support people train and find a job, but the support they can provide is limited by red tape.
Covid-19 has posed similar challenges to these cities, but has elicited very different responses.
The conversation about Coronavirus is mostly focussed on economic recovery. But not all urban areas are at the same stage of their fight against the virus.
Anthony Breach takes a look at the learning about the pandemic that recent housing research provides, along with potential solutions to guide the rebuilding effort.
Buses have demonstrated that they are the essential public transport during the pandemic. Now central government, cities and bus operators must build a compact to deliver a successful National Bus Strategy.
Claims by ministers that freeports will create hotbeds of innovation in deprived areas do not reflect the realities of where innovation happens.
How has the pandemic affected prospects for growth around the country?