Growing city populations present new opportunities for citizens, planners and the economy

Something historical happened at the beginning of 2015 – for the first time in human history, the number of people living in cities was larger than the number of people living in rural areas. This watershed event in urbanisation comes at the same time as a shift in perception, where cities are being viewed as a catalyst for a sustainable lifestyle rather than a challenge.

Investment and innovation in automotive industry is bringing social benefits and productivity gains

Recently BBC News quoted former Volkswagen president and now head of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Jonathan Browning, as saying foreign investment was key to the region’s spectacular recovery – something that has lead to the lowest unemployment rate for 30 years and the region becoming the "brains" of the UK vehicle industry.