A town in numbers
There are huge divides between our towns, cities and regions
When it comes to inequality don’t forget the regional dimension
My commission saw alarming disparity between the southeast and the rest, affecting towns and cities alike. (This article features in “All about towns,” Prospect’s new report in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
Hope amid hard times in Oldham
Between silent factories and struggling shops, there’s poverty and even hunger. But there’s also a steadfast community spirit which holds the key to turning this town around. Jennifer Williams's reporting and Joel Goodman's photography is supported by the Joseph Rowntree…
Ghost towns: how Britain's fading high streets kill local communities
As shops shutter, it is not only local economies but the sense of place and community that is imperilled. In an era of online retail, how can the high street fight back?
If academics want to help left-behind areas, why don’t they move there themselves?
A series of subsidised houses could help tackle regional inequality—and begin tackling the structures that mean some places benefit from the networks of globalisation while others are left out
Why are so few young people living by themselves? It is more complicated than you think
There is more at play than unaffordable rents
Remainers must make a radical offer to Britain’s deprived regions
The solution is EU membership coupled with a new kind of capitalism
Housing report: beyond bricks and mortar
Why aren't we building enough homes?
The tedious beauty of Basingstoke
Places without history now have their own story to tell
Devolution to the counties: Too important to ignore
In the city-regions, Metro-mayors stand ready to remake their local economies. Time to extend the devolution agenda
The Vibrant Economy Index—which regions do well?
Economic prosperity is important—but it does not equal happiness
Let’s fix planning
"When local authorities work with private developers, they can deliver results that the market cannot achieve alone"
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