Through the pandemic, the need to provide regional and local distribution sites for online shopping deliveries has become even more pressing, finds Ben Kochan.
Levelling up is a good thing and the Treasury now needs to define it, as a new report highlights, writes Tim Williams.
New housing schemes need to be designed so that it’s easier for residents to get on their bicycles than jump in a car to achieve government ambitions to promote cycling, finds Ben Kochan.
A vertical farming facility in Cumbria, redevelopment of the Big Brother television studios in Hertfordshire, and a new cruise terminal in Hampshire are among the projects that will receive a share of the government’s £900 million Getting Building Fund.
With the COVID shock having an impact on work and travel patterns, cities may have to respond quickly, says Chris Brown.
Councils are closing roads and narrowing streets to enable cafes and bars to reopen, but they need to work with businesses to understand their needs, finds Ben Kochan.
Councils should be looking at ways to enable safe walking and cycling for both the shorter and the longer term, finds Ben Kochan.