A workshop looking at the prospects for Swindon's urban centre
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Not all high streets are struggling — those that are thriving are doing so because they function well as places of work. For this reason, policies to address the decline of high streets must also address the underlying economic causes if they are to be success.
Culture is an important part of urban life, but policymakers should avoid using state-backed cultural interventions to turn around the economy.
What’s so special about days and nights out in London? Lahari Ramuni explains that the city is a fun place to visit and to live because it’s a great place for work, not the other way round.
The launch of our latest research
Catch up with our event in Birmingham which discussed the role of civic and business leadership in delivering place-shaping strategies for city centres
Big data has much to tell us about how city economies work. Our Manchester and Sheffield case studies shed light on city centres as places of consumption
In many places workers, not leisure shoppers, are the key to high-street success
The recent focus on struggling high streets ignores the success of well-performing city centres and misdiagnoses the real problem: a lack of high-skill jobs
Thriving city centres offer more of a premium retail experience than those struggling to fill empty shops