This discussion paper has been written following an open invitation from Prof. Phil Goodwin for contributions to the Shadow Transport Minister’s work towards Labour’s manifesto. It draws on research by the author and others into the relationship between housing and travel behaviour and on the author’s brief experience of advising the last Labour government on the Eco-towns programme. It aims to answer the following question:
How can we house more people in urban areas without increasing traffic and worsening the urban environment?
Melia, S. (2019). Transport and urban housing growth – Unfinished business for Labour