Places assumed to have weak local economies, hollowed-out by a workforce commuting elsewhere, may instead be thriving
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Expensive cities aren’t building enough housing to address their shortages – how the Government resolves this will be decisive for the future of our cities.
Why the Government’s new commission on housing design will struggle to deliver more homes
Parts of Hammond’s plan could help cities reshape their high streets, but underlying economic weaknesses must be addressed for long-lasting change
Ahead of next week’s budget, it is rumoured that the Chancellor will make it easier to convert shops into homes. How exactly he will do this is unknown, but it sounds like he will expand...
While National Government is preoccupied with Brexit, the Chancellor should seize the opportunity to help cities prepare for the future
The Government's proposals will mean more houses are built, but bolder reform is needed to free up land in high-demand cities
Cities need to weigh up whether their local property markets are meeting the evolving needs of businesses
Access to cheap borrowing has encouraged local authorities to invest in commercial property. Cities can use this approach to revive city centres, but only by diversifying away from retail.
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