As the Government launches its Clean Air Strategy, we examine whether it goes far enough in improving cities’ economies as well as their environment
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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.
Amid commuter discontent about annual fare rises, we take a look at city leaders’ priorities for urban transport reform
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.
Our survey of leaders found that there was a general consensus on the importance of skills to achieving inclusive growth and supporting their economies - and there's huge appetite to take control of skills policy.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #12: To be a city you have to have a cathedral
Cathedrals and Monasteries were once symbols of power in locations of importance, but a lot can change over several centuries
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #11: Bringing back manufacturing will make Britain great again
The apparent decline of the manufacturing sector has led some to think it needs a boost - but economic prosperity is more likely to come from other sectors.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #10: If you build it, they will come
Building costly museums and stadia are expected to bring with them economic gains, but the evidence tells another story.
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 #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?