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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The private rented sector needs reform, but history, and economics tell us that rent controls do not work
Almost everyone agrees that we need to build more homes, but housebuilding rates vary greatly across the country and this could be due to local political will
This week marked the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Plan. We examine what this could mean for housing supply in the city region and for the future of the greenbelt.
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 #8: The cost of credit is driving up house prices
Has cheap credit really led to high house prices - or is there something else at play?
Leaders polled in the first-ever UK City Leaders' Survey identified housing supply as a top policy priority, whether for social rent or new homes – it's now time for them to start building
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #4: Cheap land is an asset for city economies
Should cheap land be on cities’ wishlist to Santa? Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling? Sire, he lives a good league hence, Underneath the mountain Right against the...
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...
Places assumed to have weak local economies, hollowed-out by a workforce commuting elsewhere, may instead be thriving