In order to unlock the potential of cities and increase private sector growth, the Government will need to adopt a radical new approach to economic development.
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How have the recession and worsening fiscal climate impacted on the growth potential of current and potential key sectors based in South Hampshire? What specific actions can PUSH take to promote GVA growth and increased productivity and employments?
The UK's housing problem has become an economic problem. New supply has been weak even where local economies are thriving and house prices rising dramatically. This prevents our most successful cities from expanding, shuts people out from job opportunities and stifles national economic growth.
The next government will be forced to make tough choices about where and how to spend scarce public sector resources. With a general election imminent, now is the time to set out what the top priorities should be.
York must play to its strengths in science and technology and focus efforts on developing the York Northwest site, so it is best placed to recover from recession.
It's local housing markets – not the national picture – that really matter to the economic performance of cities, and by extension, the national economy. Policy makers therefore need to set housing objectives that reflect these local requirements, and the local economic context – not just headline-driven national supply targets.
Despite the clear differences between the UK and the US, there are ample opportunities for policy learning between the two countries on issues of concern to cities and urban areas.
Further investment in the core cities of the north of England is the key to stimulating wider regional growth, according to a Centre for Cities report by Paula Lucci and Paul Hildreth.
A new report reveals that the Government's target of three million homes by 2020 is under threat - unless councils and private sector investors take a front seat in building and managing these new homes.
This paper assesses the Barker Review of Land Use Planning, exploring the role of planning in urban growth. It finds a case for managed reviews to green belts. But the jury is out on reforming the town centre first approach, and proposals for planning major infrastructure need further work.