The Commonwealth Games: a big win for Brum residents

COMMENT: If I am asked what it is that I do each day, the simplest answer I can give is that my job is to make Birmingham a great city, writes Waheed Nazir, director of planning and regeneration at Birmingham City Council

That means much of my working life has and continues to be spent answering the question “What makes a great place to live?”

In some ways the answer is obvious: good jobs, decent homes, reliable infrastructure, good-quality public realm and efficient transport links.

All those things are important, but they are only part of the