Urban Regeneration

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Opinion: Stop talking down the high street

Opinion: Stop talking down the high street

We need to recognise the specific challenges of individual high streets, and not assume that the national narrative is true for every place, writes Holly Lewis.


Review: Town centre regeneration and refurbishment

Review: Town centre regeneration and refurbishment

The first phase of the Glass Works project in Barnsley involved refurbishing the market hall, and integrating that better into the town centre should help anchor the next phase, finds Clare Plant.

Review: Repairing a historic town centre

Review: Repairing a historic town centre

Development of Norton Radstock railway lands, near Bath, has brought housing and business opportunities, but could have created a more pedestrian friendly environment, finds Neil Harvie.

Coming up: Dagenham's Beam Park secures sign off

Coming up: Dagenham's Beam Park secures sign off

Proposal will see former Ford factory site in east London regenerated with 3,000 homes, as well as a station, amenities and open space.

Analysis: Looking again at the high street

Analysis: Looking again at the high street

MPs this month joined the chorus of calls for action to help revive the high street, and some of the measures they propose are already having a positive impact, finds Josephine Smit.

Review: Terraced housing regeneration

Review: Terraced housing regeneration

In Liverpool's Welsh Streets two-up, two-down Victorian terraced housing is being regenerated to create modern homes with a variety of unit sizes and open plan layouts, finds Michael Cosser.

Opinion: Regeneration needs to get back to its roots

Opinion: Regeneration needs to get back to its roots

Urban regeneration has become an adjunct of the property sector and needs to rediscover its values, writes Tim Williams.

Review: Chocolate factory redevelopment

Review: Chocolate factory redevelopment

Design of the first phase of new homes at the former Terrys Chocolate site in York uses existing buildings as a reference point, but that influence leads to some over-formality, finds Chris Dykes.

Need to know: Leisure plan unveiled for Blackpool Central

Need to know: Leisure plan unveiled for Blackpool Central

Proposal combining leisure attractions with food market, restaurants, hotels and homes raises hopes for regeneration of former station site.

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