England's incoming metro mayors will face challenges and opportunities that necessitate decisive action and collaboration.
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Six areas to watch in infrastructure policy this year.
City TalksCity Talks: Sir John Armitt on the future of UK infrastructure
Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission Sir John Armitt on the future of UK infrastructure.
There is a strong case for new transport infrastructure investment in some cities and large towns. But this only applies to a handful of places where the current transport system is struggling to support the growth of their city-centre economies.
City TalksCity Talks: How government works — lessons from HS2 with Professor Tony Travers
After years of speculation and debate, the Government has given the go-ahead to HS2 — Britain’s biggest infrastructure project for a generation that promises to drive economic growth,...
The National Infrastructure Commission’s new Next Steps for Cities programme raises important questions about the role of governance and politics in aiding – or frustrating – infrastructure delivery
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #10: If you build it, they will come
Building costly museums and stadia are expected to bring with them economic gains, but the evidence tells another story.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #2: Better transport connections between cities will help improve the economy
It's often claimed that one reason cities in the North of England lag behind the rest of the country is that the transport connections between these cities are poor. Improving infrastructure –...
Cities need to address the skills gaps which prevent many people making the most of existing connections