There are valid concerns about the economic impact of charging cars for access to city centres. Data on footfall and spend suggest that Birmingham’s new Clean Air Zone had no negative long-term effect on the city centre’s economy.
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While the decision to extend London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) may be politically difficult, it is both timely and necessary.
Online briefing and Q&A
Air pollution remains a big killer in cities. The problem is getting worse - not better - but there are steps that city leaders can take to reduce it.
Kathrin Enenkel sets out three policy priorities for the re-elected Mayor of London to focus on in order to build back better from the pandemic and ensure London excels in the long run.
City leaders should be at the forefront of our switch to greener vehicles.
City MinutesCity Minutes: How has the pandemic affected air quality in cities?
Valentine Quinio and Hubert Thieriot on the fall and rise of air pollution in 2020.
Three ways in which Covid-19 has affected councils' plans to build a green economy.
Join us to hear about how decarbonisation could help to level up the country
The Government has urged more people to cycle and walk, rather than drive, in response to the limits on public transport capacity that COVID-19 imposes. This would require a dramatic change in behaviour.