Improving the region's places

Yorkshire & Humber is a diverse and beautiful region: we have 5 big cities, yet 80% of the region is rural—and we have a long stretch of gorgeous coastline. But wherever in the region people live, we want to ensure equality of opportunity, and that their area is a great place in which to live and work. We also want to attract inward investment to those areas. In this section, find out about our towns, cities and rural areas, and what we’re doing to improve the places of Yorkshire & Humber.

We have a set of policies which direct how we improve the region's places: for example, where to invest, and what kind of activities we deliver. To find out about the policies which relate directly to improving places in our region, please refer to the section entitled our role.

Rural areas in Yorkshire & Humber

Rural areas in Yorkshire & Humber

Find out what Yorkshire Forward is doing to help people in rural areas access the same sort of opportunities as people in more urban areas of Yorkshire & Humber. More

Renaissance for urban areas in Yorkshire & Humber

Renaissance for urban areas in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Forward’s Renaissance Towns & Cities programme helps to make our urban centres more attractive, prosperous and accessible. More

Renaissance in Yorkshire & Humber

Renaissance in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Forward's work on renaissance helps to regenerate urban towns and rural market towns. We address the economic challenges and transform the towns into places where people want to live, work and invest. More

Helping to create a lower-carbon economy

Helping to create a lower-carbon economy

Our region is known for the beautiful green grass of the Dales. But we want the whole region to go even greener, helping to protect the environment and playing our part in combating climate change. Find out what we’re doing to promote a greener economy. More

Property in Yorkshire & Humber

Property in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Forward works on regeneration projects across the sub-regions in Yorkshire & Humber, building more attractive places for business and investment. We also have a role on the Regional Housing Board. More

Where we live in Yorkshire & Humber

Where we live in Yorkshire & Humber

Find out what Yorkshire Forward is doing to make the region's towns, cities and rural areas all great places to live, work and invest by exploring the locations on our interactive map. More

An economic overview
Find out how the economy is thriving in Yorkshire & Humber: our Chief Economist’s Unit has the inside track. GO!
Invest in Yorkshire & Humber
We welcome investment in our region by overseas-owned companies. GO!
Our cities
Discover the region’s five diverse and thriving cities—Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, York and Bradford. GO!
Rural Yorkshire
From the Dales across the moors to the coast, you won’t find a landscape as beautifully varied in Britain. GO!