Well known retailers are too often stifled by risk averse corporate culture.
Roadsides have long been reserved for parking cars, but the pandemic led to many experiments with other ways of using scarce and valuable public space. We can put it to better and more flexible uses.
This doesn't have to be the end for empty retail space.
The easing of lockdown restrictions is good news for struggling high streets, but consumers are still wary.
Small-scale stores and flexibility could be key to future shopping habits.
Shoppers like to touch products – and this can also make them spend more.
Options include residential conversions, new independent shops, and demolition.
Thankfully, a growing number of private equity firms are trying to invest more responsibly.
As online retailers like Boohoo and ASOS mop up some of the biggest high street brands, shops are increasingly under threat.
The Irish retailer is one of the few high street fashion retailers without an online store.
Retail closures are concentrated in city centres.
Once nimble and reactive to changing trends, Topshop failed to join the internet shopping revolution and it's paying the price.
Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.
City by city, the data on CBD visitors vary with the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions. But none of the CBDs has recovered former activity levels, and some might never fully recover.
School streets close roads to motor traffic when children arrive at and leave school.
A space the size of 284 Bluewaters is surplus to requirements.
As TSB closes a third of its branches, we look at the future for high-street banks.
People are still drinking coffee but where they drink it and how they make it is changing.
Lowering urban density to protect against the coronavirus would be a misguided response. Density is not a key driver of infection, and keeps people active and healthy.
This decades-long study found that living in poorer communities changes how genes are regulated.