Briefing: Going to town – putting towns on the policy map

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
December 10, 2018
Kerry Ferguson, LGIU Associate
Issues Covered
  • Future of the High Street
  • High Street Decline
  • identity and place
  • regeneration
  • Rural economy
  • Town centres
  • where do towns fit?
Culture and sport, Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning, Rural issues, Sustainability and Environmental issues
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There has been less focus on towns as ‘engines of growth’ for the national economy, yet millions of people live, work, shop and socialise in towns. This briefing provides an overview of research and approaches used by governments to support towns in the UK and Ireland.

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