The recent focus on struggling high streets ignores the success of well-performing city centres and misdiagnoses the real problem: a lack of high-skill jobs
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2019 looks set to be a momentous year for the UK – Andrew Carter examines the biggest issues facing urban policy makers over the next twelve months.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #1: All high streets are struggling
It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...
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
As robots take over the world of work, this report investigates the types of skills that humans will increasingly need to succeed in the future.
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.
Find out how cities can improve office space using our case study library.