“[In a new report], the Bennett Institute concluded that a co-ordinated “universal basic infrastructure” approach was needed by both central and local governments, one that encompasses not only transport connections but recognises the “clear link” between housing growth and health, social and education facilities. It highlighted Northstowe, a new town outside Cambridge, which is expected to house 26,000 new residents but still has no shop, café or GP surgery six years after people moved in.”Financial Times – 25 Jan 2024
- Report: Townscapes: A Universal Basic Infrastructure for the UK
- Podcast: How can universal basic infrastructure support growth?
- Blog: A Universal Basic Infrastructure for the UK
- News release: Services across England now lag far behind East Germany, as experts call for ‘universal basic infrastructure’ in UK
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