Urban Regeneration

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

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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.

Empty shop

Analysis: Driving devolution to level up in England

The Levelling up white paper sets out plans to shift power from Whitehall to local leaders. Josephine Smit looks at what's in store.

Simon Atha

Opinion: England's planning system needs reform rather than tidying up

Watered down measures won't address the real issues of inequality, lack of productivity and economic competitiveness for left behind regions, writes Simon Atha.

Murrays Mills

Review: Residential conversion of an industrial complex

Manchester's historic Murrays' Mills complex has been sensitively converted and extended to create an attractive housing development, finds Murray Graham.

Empty shops

Need to know: Industry responds to government's plan to level up

The government's new Levelling Up White Paper sets out a range of measures to address regional inequalities, but industry bodies want to see more detail on its aspirations.

Randalls Inland Homes

Case study: Converting a department store to homes

When a landmark west London department store closed in 2015, developer Inland Homes' saw its potential for adaptive re-use and it has now converted it for town centre living.

Tim Williams

Opinion: Both the regions and London can thrive

But much more effort and investment is required over decades to even begin levelling up, writes Tim Williams.

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