Latest Publications

Latest Publications:


Let’s talk about Towns: Building a better understanding of town vitality

Towns, less populous than cities, often fall by the wayside in policy discourse – particularly when it comes to conversations about the economy. We’ve developed the first-of-its-kind Town Vitality Report, looking at what kind of policy focus is needed to unlock the potential of the different kinds of towns across the UK.
Published: 22 September 2022
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya

London coronavirus economy tracker – February 2021

This report, the fourth in a series commissioned by Peabody, updates our analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on London's economy. It explores the latest timely data on economic outcomes to produce an as up-to-date picture as possible.
Published: 26 February 2021
Author(s): Amy Norman, Scott Corfe

Health on the High Street

UK high streets are facing an uncertain future. There is concerning evidence that the Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated existing trends associated with the decline of bricks and mortar retail, compounded by the uptake in homeworking and online shopping. This paper calls for a reimagining of our high streets and urban spaces - with public service provision at their centre.
Published: 19 January 2021
Author: Scott Corfe