Advice: Reviving town centres by improving the historic environment

The historic cores of town centres should provide a focus for revival and townscape improvement, but local interests also need to be involved to bring in new activities, finds Ben Kochan.

by Ben Kochan
Improvements to the Cathedral Quarter in Derby helped support and attract retailers (PIC Historic England)
Improvements to the Cathedral Quarter in Derby helped support and attract retailers (PIC Historic England)

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