At this event we discussed how two years of Covid-19 have changed the way we live, work and play in the UK’s largest towns and cities
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The second in a series of blogs marking two years on from Covid-19, focusing on what the pandemic has meant for the high streets of our largest city and town centres.
Ten case studies comparing the public transport networks and urban form of UK and Western European cities
The most significant change on the high street has been in weekday activity- a significant part of which can be attributed to returning office workers
Spain’s cities, unlike Britain’s, are typically dominated by a mid-rise urban form. This makes active travel and public transport more effective, and promotes the economic benefits of agglomeration.
Weaker high streets are likely to suffer more as the Government’s temporary Covid-19 business supports are withdrawn.
While it has been frequently claimed that the shift to home working has been a boon for suburban high streets, the data tells a different story
The old Use Class Order created and reinforced divides between cities, the new reforms put cities on a level playing field.
City centre footfall rose in Swansea while the city council implemented its free bus policy, but there wasn’t much change in city centre spending.
The Levelling Up White Paper aims to have a globally competitive city in “every area” by 2030. International comparisons suggest that this is a very ambitious target.