Urban Regeneration

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

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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.

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.

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