Cities are taking the lead when it comes to reopening the high street, but they need national support to address outstanding challenges.
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As the lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic begins to ease, Centre for Cities tracks the recovery of high streets in Britain's cities and large towns.
Although restrictions on opening are being lifted, high street businesses remain at risk while office workers remain at home.
Our new high streets recovery tracker shows that successful city centres have seen the largest falls in footfall. Valentine Quinio on why this is likely to be driven by significant reductions in the share of people coming from outside the city.
City TalksCity Talks: Richard Florida on the future of cities after the Coronavirus
In this episode of City Talks Andrew Carter is joined by Professor Richard Florida to discuss what the future holds for cities after the immediate effects of Coronavirus have passed.
Visits to city-centres have fallen substantially. How has coronavirus affected those travelling to city-centres for leisure activities? Lahari Ramuni uses anonymised and aggregated mobile phone data to find out.
New data reveals how people who regularly travel into city centres modified their behaviour as the coronavirus crisis unfolded and how this varied between cities.
When comparing the latest deprivation data to nitrogen dioxide background concentration data, the relationship is clear: the most polluted areas are also disproportionately poorer.
The underperformance of big cities is at the heart of the North-South divide. If the Government is to ‘level up’ the economy then it needs to tackle this major economic problem.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020Business rates reform would unlock opportunities for cities
Mike Spicer is the Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce. Here, he looks ahead to the government's review of business rates.