Urban Regeneration

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

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Case study: Refurbishing and extending a London estate

Case study: Refurbishing and extending a London estate

A 1920s-built housing estate in west Kensington is being comprehensively regenerated in a programme that is taking around eight years, finds Josephine Smit.


Opinion: A tale of two Conservative urbanists

Opinion: A tale of two Conservative urbanists

Tim Williams contemplates the track record of the UK's new prime minister and the qualities of the returning co-chair of a government-initiated commission.

Advice: Regenerating seaside towns

Advice: Regenerating seaside towns

Strategies to regenerate seaside towns need to be based on the skills in the local communities, as well as local historic features, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Regenerating a former garrison town

Review: Regenerating a former garrison town

The first housing scheme at Whitehill & Bordon includes community facilities and employment opportunities but has yet to be fully used, finds Saffron Frost.

Case study: When children get the chance to shape a place

Case study: When children get the chance to shape a place

A Manchester project has explored child-friendly design by asking children to create a play structure for a planned park and prototyping the end result, finds Josephine Smit.

Advice: Reviving town centres by improving the historic environment

Advice: Reviving town centres by improving the historic environment

The historic cores of town centres should provide a focus for revival and townscape improvement, but local interests also need to be involved to bring in new activities, finds Ben Kochan.

Analysis: Introducing diversity to the shopping centre

Analysis: Introducing diversity to the shopping centre

With retailers moving out of shopping centres, some property owners and local authorities are repurposing space with very different uses, finds Josephine Smit.

Need to know: Commission sets out proposal for renewal fund

Need to know: Commission sets out proposal for renewal fund

A 25-year fund is among proposals put forward by UK2070 Commission in its first report on tackling social, economic and environmental inequalities.

Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

London housing association Poplar HARCA is two thirds of the way through a successful scheme to unlock hidden homes and is sharing its learning with others, Josephine Smit finds.

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