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Good governance leads to great cities

City leaders seeking to improve their cities through regeneration or otherwise must now consider environmental, social and governance issues in their planning.  Key considerations include creating or building on economic prosperity, dealing with environmental concerns such as resilience and decarbonisation and the consideration of social issues. 

Such social issues include fixing the housing crisis, tackling rising homelessness cases, driving equality into the areas that need it most, as well as improving social mobility and finding ways to overcome poverty and the rising costs of living for people. This is no easy task especially as, in some cases, their are conflicting interests.  For example,  City the need to build low-carbon, sustainable homes can often delay progress in building social housing due to increased costs and time. 

On this page you will find insights from our team, and from experts and those on the frontline of tackling these issues to help you make City wide improvements.



Knowledge & Insights

Key Contacts


Madeleine Davitt 
Senior Partner 
+44 (0)20 3026 8295

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Malcolm Iley 
+44 (0)20 7870 7500

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Sue McCormick
Client Director - Local Government 
+44 (0)20 3026 2824 

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Yvonne Hills
Client Director 
+44 (0)203 026 3467

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Stephen Chalcraft 
Partner - Real Estate 
+44 (0)161 399 8202

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Yohanna Weber 
Partner - Planning
+44 (0)20 3026 9276

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Stephanie Hall
Partner - Planning 
+44 (0)1613 990127


Nigel Hewitson
Partner - Planning & Heritage 
+44 (0)20 3026 1873


Matthew Needham-Laing
Partner - Construction
+44 (0)20 7189 1793


Melanie Greer-Walker
Partner - Real Estate 
+44 (0)203 026 9638

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Sean Palka
Partner - Real Estate 
+44 (0)20 3026 2621 


Gillian Lewis
Partner - Real Estate 
+44 (0)20 3026 2925

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