Parts of Hammond’s plan could help cities reshape their high streets, but underlying economic weaknesses must be addressed for long-lasting change
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Ahead of next week’s budget, it is rumoured that the Chancellor will make it easier to convert shops into homes. How exactly he will do this is unknown, but it sounds like he will expand...
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Which places have the most fast food outlets – and what does this tell us about the amenities they offer?
What is the supply and nature of urban space within cities, and what does that mean for the industrial strategy?
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There are good reasons to reform the business rates system – but doing so won't save high street retail
While politicians and commentators despair at the US’s proposed trade tariffs, they marvel at local level policies that attempt to do the exact same thing
‘Price flexing’ reflects the logic of devolution – and would help both cities and supermarkets prosper in future.