Positioning cities for inclusive growth

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The question of how we will use our buildings and the spaces around them as we return to our cities and towns is probably the most significant that the property sector will need to address in planning future development, writes Suzanne Benson of Trowers & Hamlins.

Inevitably, there will be many challenges to work through but there is also a sense of opportunity – we have all had to learn new skills and adapt. Some of those changes will inform the way we live, socialise, shop and work in the long term.

Over the past 18 months, we have facilitated discussions with experts in the built environment as well as local leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by our cities. To support this, we commissioned a YouGov survey looking into perceptions of prosperity in Birmingham, Exeter, London, and Manchester in October 2019. We re-ran this survey in September 2020 to capture the impact of the pandemic and some of you will have heard me run through some of the initial results at the Place RESI conference in November.

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