Last week, voters in the West of England elected Dan Norris as their metro mayor. Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues takes a closer look at what the mayor will have to do to raise public awareness of his role and support the city-region in its future growth.
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For the eight metro mayors, winning the election is only the beginning – their real task is to make their cities better, more prosperous places to live.
Our latest briefing shows that the Core Cities' city centres have been particularly affected by Covid-19. Policies aimed to kickstart an economic recovery should focus on getting centres working again, in terms of public transport and air quality, commercial property, and investment in skills.
This briefing examines the economic impact of Covid-19 from the first national lockdown to understand how the 11 Core Cities are likely to be affected by continuing restrictions and what the shape of their recovery might look like.
City leaders should be at the forefront of our switch to greener vehicles.
The Environment Bill's delay pushes air quality further down the Government's agenda, seriously impeding our prioritisation of environmental issues and building a green recovery.
Air pollution in cities fell over the course of the first national lockdown, but now meets or exceeds pre-pandemic levels in 80 per cent of places studied.
City MinutesCity Minutes: How has the pandemic affected air quality in cities?
Valentine Quinio and Hubert Thieriot on the fall and rise of air pollution in 2020.
As life returns to normal councils must act to stop air pollution returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Three ways in which Covid-19 has affected councils' plans to build a green economy.