Random Regeneration Thoughts

Just a few Urban Regeneration thoughts prompted by a recent visit to a well known 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 chosen paint scheme:

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Town centres are about more than just shops. Training and events run from retail space is also interesting, useful and brings life to an area:

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Odd spaces can be used – such as this in an old storage or workshop yard – and tatty can be atmospheric:

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Make sure there is something interesting at the entrance to draw people in:

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Fruit and Vegetable stalls on street corners:

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Streets markets can be simple:

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If I ruled the world, pubs which brewed their own beer on the premises wouldn’t pay duty or tax:

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A new, purpose built, market building lacking atmosphere (I have cheap ideas on how to improve this):

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(Update on the above market building in July 2017 – I returned to this market a year or so later and it was much better – buzzing indeed)

 

Simple and effective planting in a park:

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Local shops – 100% occupancy:

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Another simple shop front with cheap and simple interior and furniture:

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On nice days people will sit in parks:

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especially if there is a cafe:

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This beach needs some trees to provide some shade and greenery – it could be done:

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