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Future of our cities and towns

In a country transformed by COVID-19, Brexit and the global upheaval to supply chains and industry caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine, it is crucial to explore the opportunities ahead for us to redesign the current outdated model of our high streets, where crisis has been mounting for decades. Approaching these challenges and seizing upon opportunities must start with the question, “what does the future of the UK’s towns and cities look like?”.

This workstream will seek to devise policy solutions to provide local government in the UK with the tools it needs as convener and master-planner of local centres, cutting across issue areas like new ways of work, infrastructure innovation, transport, business and access.

Future of our cities and towns

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