Tag Archives: temporary use

Blight, Town Centres and Temporary Use

I have written before about development causing Blight in towns and how, to me, this is unacceptable having learnt from the experiences of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. This site previously was a large COOP store in a town centre … Continue reading

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Tactical Urbanism (or what plants and pop-ups can do).

I thought I would just share a couple of things which I saw at the weekend. The first is a nice bit of planting in a urban setting. Nothing large scale or complicated but something which makes a windswept space … Continue reading

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Arts, culture and regeneration

Spaces and buildings should be made available as venues for arts and culture as part of a regeneration strategy Continue reading

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Regeneration of High Streets

A brief outline of what issues I think Mary Portas will cover in her report on the regeneration, or rejuvination, of High Streets. Knowing your customers, training in customer service, high quality public realm and free car parking are just some of the issues. Also covered are high street management and interventions by local authorities, as well as ownership by social enterprise or the community. Continue reading

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