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Places have relationships

How can we accurately plan retail in a town centre without knowing what the retail offer in a neighbouring town is? How can we reform local public services or assess public sector demand, without understanding what is available elsewhere and who utilises those services. How can we tackle unemployment, without understanding travel to work patterns and where existing jobs and economic opportunities are? For planning, for economic development, to create great places, relationships matter. ...

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