Urban Regeneration

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

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Advice: Promoting community uses on the high street

Advice: Promoting community uses on the high street

Councils need to use their land ownership and planning powers to bring community uses to the high street, and work with commercial property owners, finds Ben Kochan.


Case study: A successful strategy for a resident ballot for estate regeneration

Case study: A successful strategy for a resident ballot for estate regeneration

Brent Council came up with a comprehensive campaign to help residents understand the choices in the ballot on plans to regenerate the South Kilburn estate, in north west London, and it paid dividends.

Opinion: The tide is turning for town centres

Opinion: The tide is turning for town centres

But making the change from a sprawling, car reliant town with a bombed out high street to a fully functioning, attractive walkable place isn't easy, writes Chris Brown.

Case study: Combining urban extension with town centre enhancement

Case study: Combining urban extension with town centre enhancement

Housebuilding to the east of a Bedfordshire market town will be accompanied by measures to help boost its existing town centre, finds Josephine Smit.

Advice: Promoting the role of universities to regenerate towns and cities

Advice: Promoting the role of universities to regenerate towns and cities

Universities are playing an increasing role in urban regeneration but engagement between institutions and other local players needs to happen at all levels, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Look beyond the seaside to the maritime economy

Opinion: Look beyond the seaside to the maritime economy

To get a true picture of the UK's coastal communities, it is important to recognise the value and potential of their maritime economy, writes Iain Mackinnon.

Case study: Regenerating a historic town centre site

Case study: Regenerating a historic town centre site

When the anchor supermarket moved out of the centre of a Sussex town it triggered a transition to leisure, which had to be carefully handled, finds Josephine Smit.

Opinion: Redefine how high streets are owned and managed

Opinion: Redefine how high streets are owned and managed

We have an almost complete policy vacuum on active ground floor uses that are so important to generating social capital, wellbeing and community cohesion, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: London's lessons in leveraging community benefit

Opinion: London's lessons in leveraging community benefit

An Australian delegation on a fact finding mission in London has been pleasantly surprised at the community benefit leveraged from the development process and the 2012 Olympics, writes Tim Williams.

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