Planning reform and levelling up sit at the forefront of the Government’s policy agenda with goals of solving the housing crisis and regional inequality. As Anthony Breach explains, although treated as separate initiatives, they are in fact intertwined.
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Last week, voters in the West of England elected Dan Norris as their metro mayor. Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues takes a closer look at what the mayor will have to do to raise public awareness of his role and support the city-region in its future growth.
For the eight metro mayors, winning the election is only the beginning – their real task is to make their cities better, more prosperous places to live.
London’s economy has faltered over the past decade; this has big implications for the national economy.
This report investigates the development of the Fast Growth Cities, shining a light on the additional challenges this group has faced due to the pandemic and exploring how best to unlock their further growth and future success.
Senior Analyst Anthony Breach explains how empty homes are a natural part of a healthy housing market and proposes that to fix the current crisis more houses need to be built.
Empty houses and flats put pressure on landlords and property sellers so if we want to solve the housing crisis we need more vacant homes - not less.
Commercial property is undergoing the most radical changes in decades. Here's what the new planning reforms will mean for UK cities.
Stamp duty holidays may be justified whilst the pandemic continues, but they are not a longterm option. What does the future hold for the holiday and local taxation for cities in the post-Covid world?
Meaningful economic rebalancing will be impossible if the Government doesn't match its ambitious homebuilding targets with an ambitious new planning system.