Our latest briefing shows that the Core Cities' city centres have been particularly affected by Covid-19. Policies aimed to kickstart an economic recovery should focus on getting centres working again, in terms of public transport and air quality, commercial property, and investment in skills.
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This briefing examines the economic impact of Covid-19 from the first national lockdown to understand how the 11 Core Cities are likely to be affected by continuing restrictions and what the shape of their recovery might look like.
City leaders should be at the forefront of our switch to greener vehicles.
The Environment Bill's delay pushes air quality further down the Government's agenda, seriously impeding our prioritisation of environmental issues and building a green recovery.
Air pollution in cities fell over the course of the first national lockdown, but now meets or exceeds pre-pandemic levels in 80 per cent of places studied.
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.
When comparing the latest deprivation data to nitrogen dioxide background concentration data, the relationship is clear: the most polluted areas are also disproportionately poorer.
A number of cities across the UK are preparing for Clean Air Zones. Instead of being a trade-off, Valentine Quinio shows that there is an economic rationale for tackling toxic air.
Senior Analyst and co-author of Cities Outlook 2020 Kathrin Enenkel on how polluted air is killing thousands of people each year, and particularly affects people living in southern cities.
Join us for the launch of our annual health-check of UK cities