Urban Regeneration

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

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Advice: Tackling large vacant high street stores

Advice: Tackling large vacant high street stores

Close working between local authorities and store owners is needed to promote new uses for large vacant shops, writes Ben Kochan.


Review: Town centre redevelopment

Review: Town centre redevelopment

Bracknell's Lexicon town centre redevelopment has overcome some of the new town legacy, but more work is needed to the station complex, finds Carol Darling.

Review: A redeveloped hospital site

Review: A redeveloped hospital site

The local vision for a former hospital site was not fully realised, but the final Woodside Square scheme still imaginatively mixes new and old buildings, finds Clare San Martin.

Opinion: The balance of power is shifting in estate regeneration debate

Opinion: The balance of power is shifting in estate regeneration debate

The voice of the community is going to be louder when it comes to placemaking in estate demolition schemes in London in the future.

Review: A redeveloped shopping centre

Review: A redeveloped shopping centre

Oxford's new Westgate centre has extended the retail offer in the city centre, but links with surrounding areas and public space are lacking, finds Roger Evans.

Opinion: Will homes in industrial estates ever work?

Opinion: Will homes in industrial estates ever work?

The draft London Plan's stress on density, a function of the mayor's contradictory desires to double housing output while ruling out incursions into the green belt, has been much discussed. But a lower profile has been given to another attempt to square this circle - namely, the drive to see residential development within industrial areas.

Opinion: Social housing versus placemaking

Opinion: Social housing versus placemaking

Potential tensions between need for social homes, grant availability and placemaking aspirations will be hard to resolve in densifying London's estates, writes Chris Brown.

Advice: Making hotels the centre of town centre regeneration

Advice: Making hotels the centre of town centre regeneration

Hotels can be an anchor for city regeneration schemes, but they need to be integrated so that they contribute to an area's vitality, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: A city centre theatre and office project

Review: A city centre theatre and office project

Live Theatre's LiveWorks on Newcastle's Quayside provides performance and education space and a pocket park, all funded by its accompanying office development, writes Roger Maier.

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