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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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.
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.
Hints from the Government that England will shift to a new zoning system could end the housing crisis – but we must learn from other countries abroad to avoid their mistakes.
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.
The increase of the threshold on stamp duty is most likely to encourage movement in cities in the Greater South East as well as giving homeowners in this area the greatest benefit.
Landbanking is caused by the current discretionary planning system. A new flexible zoning system will end landbanking and the housing crisis.
As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic begins to ease, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.