Our cities are facing many challenges: expensive and poor quality housing, greater social inequalities and rising crime are regular news topics. Our city centres, once the great gathering points for communities and home to markets, theatres, museums, and public services are now threatened by huge changes in how we shop and spend our leisure time.

Blake Morgan wants to understand how cities in the Central South are responding to these challenges and have asked us to explore what the future holds for our cities. Please find attached a copy of the leaflet drawn up in collaboration between SPC and Blake Morgan LLP. This report offers some thoughts from the research so far.