Monthly Archives: June 2012

Regeneration: Understand what you are trying to do and why

Is your town centre having problems? Don’t waste your money on re-paving your high street when the current paving or surface treatment isn’t really your problem. The money would be better spent on providing activity, such as events or ‘things’ … Continue reading

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Shop-fronts, shutters and art

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Shops, shutters and shop front art

Some struggling high streets are reacting to their empty shops by using vinyl posters in shop windows to try to disguise the obvious fact that they are empty. But too many are applying this without thought. I maintain that a … Continue reading

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Deptford – ‘The History of Our Streets’, and Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder Programme

The episode on Deptford High Street of the BBC series ‘The Secret History of our Streets’ was a brilliantly interesting piece of television. One theme it dealt with was the large scale demolition and development of the area in the1950s … Continue reading

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Empty Shops, Shop Fronts and Missing the Point

When dealing with failing town centres make sure you understand what problems you are trying to solve Continue reading

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