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Need to know: Gove replaces Jenrick as housing secretary

Need to know: Gove replaces Jenrick as housing secretary

Gove takes on housing secretary role with cross-government responsibility for levelling up following cabinet reshuffle.


Opinion: Covid has made levelling up harder

Opinion: Covid has made levelling up harder

Covid-19 has widened not only the health gap between north and south, but also the economic gap, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: We need a strategic approach to bringing homes to the high street

Opinion: We need a strategic approach to bringing homes to the high street

As retail declines and the introduction of permitted development rights changes our high streets and town centres, Anna Kiho makes the case for community.

Need to know: PDR threatens 80 per cent of high street commercial space

Need to know: PDR threatens 80 per cent of high street commercial space

New research looks at potential impact of rule allowing shops and other commercial premises to be converted to homes without planning consent.

Opinion: It's time to think radically

Opinion: It's time to think radically

After the prime minister's levelling up speech and ahead of the government's white paper on the issue, Nigel Wilcock looks at where focus is needed to address regional inequality.

Opinion: Balancing homes and jobs to level up

Opinion: Balancing homes and jobs to level up

In some parts of Britain there are too many homes and not enough jobs, and in others too many jobs and not enough homes, writes Tim Williams.

Advice: Using popups to revitalise high streets

Advice: Using popups to revitalise high streets

The temporary use of vacant shops by artists and other non-commercial uses can help bring long term change to the high street if dynamic activities are chosen, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Working in the areas of the country that need us most

Opinion: Working in the areas of the country that need us most

Two recent reports looking at different aspects of deprivation provide pointers for placemakers, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Transport is the route to urban revival

Opinion: Transport is the route to urban revival

There is an opportunity to shape and integrate time-worn urban centres with transport projects, writes Colin Bennie.

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