Throughout August, Place North West published reflections from property professionals on the towns and cities that shaped them, and how the fabric of these places has changed, along with their vision for the future. Here, you can read the series in full.
Mental health issues are on the rise with the urban environment increasingly thought to have a negative impact. As cities in the North West get busier, bigger, and more developed, what can be done to make them more bearable?
In July, parts of the North West saw the entire month’s rainfall land in just a matter of hours, writes Stephen O’Malley of Civic Engineers. Move into August and the picture hasn’t really changed; we’re seeing unseasonal heavy, persistent rain and gale force winds.
The Prime Minister’s promise to back Northern Powerhouse Rail is welcome but there's still much more to be done to support the North, particularly outside the cities, writes Henry Brooks of Tatton Group.
UK’s regions are entering a new cycle of urban regeneration, as they reinvent their cities to make them relevant in a world of global connectivity and rapid urban growth, writes Georgina Power of MIPIM.