Tag Archives: Regeneration

Reclaiming the “Smart” agenda for fair human outcomes enabled by technology

A full and very interesting blog by Dr Rick Robinson about ‘Smart Cities’, pointing out the vital points which I have been going on about for some time:   technology is not ‘Smart’ unless it’s used to create human value, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stylish Development promised to Bexleyheath

The citizens of Bexleyheath (in the London Borough of Bexley) are thrilled to learn that we are to get a stylish development of six one bedroom apartments on this site which has been empty for some years. Imagine our excitment … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Erith Riverside Gardens

I have written about Erith Riverside Gardens before: about how I helped the local community change the Local Authority’s plans for building on part of the gardens, and to generally improve the rest of the Area Action Plan in terms … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Development of Jobs and Development of Place Go Together

I have just read a very interesting interview given by Michael Coleman, the Mayor of the City of Columbus, Ohio, USA. There is a lot in here which we in the UK can learn from and be inspired by – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Regeneration – the place for old fashioned notice boards

I have noticed that vibrant and active communities have plently of places to put up posters and notices: This ‘gives permission’ to do things for yourself.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Purfleet – Regeneration and Growth

Purfleet, in Essex but part of Thurrock Unitary Council, is set to have over 3,000 new homes and an entire new centre with shops, business units and social facilities as part of the overall masterplan. I do hope that the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment