Our analysis shows that the city centres that were the strongest performers pre-pandemic were hardest hit by Covid-19
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Cities Outlook 2022 looks in-depth at the state of UK high streets to get a sense of the short-term impact of the pandemic on Britain's town and city centres and the long-term consequences and implications this has for the Government’s levelling up agenda.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Is Covid-19 killing the high street?
Chief Executive Andrew Carter is joined by Senior Analyst Kathrin Enenkel and Analyst Valentine Quinio to unpack the main findings and implications of Cities Outlook 2022
Cities Outlook and its associated research has examined the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on high streets and town centres and what this means for places as they recover and grow from the pandemic.
Foreign investment is currently skewed towards the Greater South East, but policy will need to tackle the fundamental barriers to investment elsewhere rather than using subsidies and tax breaks if this is to change.
December is an especially important time for the high street, but some places are likely to feel the impact of new government guidance more than others.
The most recent data suggests that a post-furlough unemployment surge may have been avoided and several cities in the North and Midlands are leading the recovery. However, this is far from achieving levelling up.
Cities are good for the planet, but to make them even greener they need to be denser.
Valentine Quinio compares footfall data in Birmingham city centre with eight surrounding town centres in the West Midlands to monitor recovery
The third and final event of our three-part series held in partnership with L&G discussed the future of leisure and amenities in cities.