Poor access to public transport effectively shrinks the size of our biggest cities. But trams and tubes alone won’t solve the problem
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This report examines whether intra-urban public transport plays a role in the underperformance of big British cities and sets out the implications that transport has for the levelling up agenda.
How our spatial footprint dictates our carbon footprint: the denser the greener
Intuitively, working from home would seem to help reduce carbon emissions. But people who move out of cities drive more and those working in poorly insulated homes turn the heating on.
If reform can bring self-build within reach of millions more people, housing will become more affordable for everyone.
Land-banking and housing targets are artefacts of the current system – planning reform is worth doing to solve the problems which underpin them, and numerous others too.
Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues analyses carbon emissions from across the capital to conclude that encouraging density will help cities reach net zero.
The UK has pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This report sets out what needs to change if cities and large towns are to lead the way in helping the Government achieve this goal.
Housing expert Anthony Breach responds to the HCLG's long-awaited report on the Government’s proposed new planning system.
The Commonwealth Games are due to take place in Birmingham in just over a year. Anthony Breach explores how the city can ensure a legacy is left that allows its city centre economy to flourish.