Urban Regeneration

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

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Review: Housing redevelopment on a sensitive site

Review: Housing redevelopment on a sensitive site

The Ridgeway development, in Hertford, has replaced a quite dense 1960s-built scheme with housing on a more human scale, finds David Edwards.


Advice: Promoting live music venues in urban centres

Advice: Promoting live music venues in urban centres

Live music venues bring vibrancy to urban centres and with good planning and design, friction with local residents can be avoided, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Horlicks factory site set for redevelopment

Coming up: Horlicks factory site set for redevelopment

Berkeley wins go ahead to develop up to 1,300 homes on the former Horlicks factory site in Slough, west London.

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: Making the case for estate regeneration in a resident ballot

Case study: Making the case for estate regeneration in a resident ballot

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

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.

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