Monthly Archives: June 2014

Woolwich Regeneration Wanderings

I was in Woolwich, south-east London, yesterday so thought I would put a few thoughts and observations down. The recently regenerated General Gordon Square is working for the people of Woolwich, being busy on a nice sunny day It’s good … Continue reading

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People and Politicians seeing the same problem in different ways

In the last few days I have been talking to a few people about the demolition and re-development of the large Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle. Then today I stumbled across a review I previously did of the BBC series … Continue reading

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Pop-Up and Pocket Parks

We ought to be creating more temporary and small parks in our towns and cities. Continue reading

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Random Regeneration Thoughts

Just a few Urban Regeneration thoughts prompted by a recent visit to a well know town. Shop fronts and window displays don’t have to be flash or expensive, and you can often use what is already there with a well … Continue reading

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Stylish New Street Furniture around Trafalgar Square and The Mall

I haven’t been along the Mall for a little while, so I don’t know if these are actually new or not, but whilst there earlier this week I spotted some stylish new street furniture. It looks like someone is expecting … Continue reading

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Where are the ordinary, good quality, homes?

Blimey, these homes aren’t going to be ‘High Quality’, ‘Executive’, ‘Stylish’ or even ‘Exclusive’. They are going to be Exceptional ! Mind you what does that mean – no toilets? That would really make them exceptional.

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Homes and Housing – How to solve the problem of supply. Its simple but not simplistic

Earlier this week I attended an LSE and BBC Radio 4 debate – ‘Housing: Where to live’. I found the whole evening a bit disappointing – the contributions from the panel were, on the whole but not exclusively, a bit … Continue reading

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