In many places workers, not leisure shoppers, are the key to high-street success
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While arguments rage about how the Stronger Towns Fund came about and the size of it, the more fundamental question is what should it be spent on?
Another high street report prescribes business rates reform and again fails to recognise the real blame lies in the weak economies of many UK cities
The best way to create resilient town and city centres with a strong demand for local services is to encourage broader jobs growth
Thriving city centres offer more of a premium retail experience than those struggling to fill empty shops
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
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 #9: A close relationship with a city is bad for a town’s economy
Are towns hampered by the success of nearby cities - or could towns actually benefit from being located near a city?
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