Many people reject our towns and cities, and choose to live elsewhere, because they are badly managed and maintained. More than 90% of our urban fabric will still be with us in 30 years time. The state in which we hand these assets over to the next generation depends entirely on how we look after them over that period. If we want to make the most of our existing urban assets, sustain the results of new investment and promote public confidence in our towns and cities, we must manage our urban environment carefully.