Urban Regeneration

Urban regeneration for town planners and other placemaking professionals, including decontamination and physical regeneration.

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St Helens

Coming up: Go ahead for St Helens town centre regeneration

New market hall will anchor mixed use development being brought forward by English Cities Fund in strategic partnership with St Helens Borough Council.


Analysis: Driving regeneration through investment zones

The government has opened bidding for its new investment zones, although the proposal still presents questions, Josephine Smit finds.

Adam Rhead

Opinion: Planned changes to the CPO system hold promise for regeneration

Proposals in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill aimed at facilitating compulsory purchase are encouraging, writes Adam Rhead, although barriers remain.

Pete Ladhams Assael

Opinion: Get creative with ground floor activation to help new urban neighbourhoods thrive

The build to rent sector's focus on community and the long term is driving creative approaches to activating ground floor spaces in urban residential development, writes Pete Ladhams.

Caroline Searle

Opinion: Adapting city plans after the pandemic

Swansea's projects are responding to the challenges brought by the pandemic and suggest potential routes to post-pandemic regeneration, writes Caroline Searle.

Macclesfield mural

Advice: Using murals to aid regeneration

Murals can help create new spaces and regenerate neglected areas, but they are generally temporary and need to be maintained and kept under review, Ben Kochan finds.

Alexandra Houghton

Opinion: Could public services be key to town centre revival?

The decline in high streets and town centres presents an opportunity for local authorities to improve service provision while driving regeneration, writes Alexandra Houghton.

Light Up Leicester Beth Walsh

Advice: Maximising the benefits of the night time economy on the high street

With lockdown lifted, councils and business improvement districts need to attract people back to urban centres with a diverse offer and events to boost night time economies, finds Ben Kochan.

Tim Williams

Opinion: Winning and losing in estate regeneration

A new book is critical of regeneration efforts in Newham, east London, but Tim Williams remembers those efforts differently.

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