Spain’s cities, unlike Britain’s, are typically dominated by a mid-rise urban form. This makes active travel and public transport more effective, and promotes the economic benefits of agglomeration.
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While it has been frequently claimed that the shift to home working has been a boon for suburban high streets, the data tells a different story
A panel discussion on what the recently-published Levelling Up White Paper means for devolution and the implications this has for the future of local government in England
The old Use Class Order created and reinforced divides between cities, the new reforms put cities on a level playing field.
The Levelling Up White Paper aims to have a globally competitive city in “every area” by 2030. International comparisons suggest that this is a very ambitious target.
We reflected on the contents of the Levelling Up White Paper, discussed which policies have been prioritised, and debated the agenda’s commitment to delivering meaningful long-term change.
The indicators and datasets in the white paper show the challenges of tracking levelling up in near real time, but it is ambiguous about the how to measure the progress across different places
Cosmetic interventions alone will not revitalise our high streets. To truly level up, the onus must be placed on making city centres better places to do business, in turn boosting footfall and consumer demand.
What the Levelling Up White Paper means for devolution and the future of local government in England.
Not all high streets have been evenly affected by Covid-19, Cambridge and Mansfield serve as telling examples.