Twenty years ago the economist Frances Cairncross predicted that communications technologies would lead to the spreading of jobs away from cities. In the decades since precisely the opposite has happened. But is Covid-19 about to change all that?
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City TalksCity Talks: Face-to-face interaction and why cities still matter in the information age
Many expect the Coronavirus pandemic to bring about a working from home revolution. In this podcast Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston join Andrew Carter to discuss face-to-face interaction and why cities still matter in the information age.
The latest unemployment data and claimant counts across the country
City MinutesCity Minutes: Household debt and problem debt in British cities
Kanishka Narayan, Associate at Centre for Cities, joins Andrew Carter to discuss his latest research into problem debt in UK cities.
Join us for analysis and discussion of the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on urban transport
Social distancing in the workplace will be easier in northern cities, where workers have more space than those in the south.
Unemployment claimant counts are up everywhere in the country, with cities and large towns with weaker economies in the North and Midlands most affected.
Join us to discuss the prospects for our city centres post-lockdown
Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
The Government has urged more people to cycle and walk, rather than drive, in response to the limits on public transport capacity that COVID-19 imposes. This would require a dramatic change in behaviour.