The (incremental) renaissance of the historic City of Durham

Pugalis, Lee (2010) The (incremental) renaissance of the historic City of Durham. Municipal Engineer, 163 (3). pp. 145-153. ISSN 0965-0903

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/muen.2010.163.3.145

Abstract

The UK historic city of Durham is considered by policymakers to be the ‘jewel in the crown’ in terms of economic potential for a county that has struggled to find a niche role following the collapse of coalmining. Perceived through the eyes of a local practitioner, this paper takes a look at how a networked ensemble of actors are responding to the economic recession and planning for the upturn. The paper examines the role of place quality improvements administered through the delivery of a city masterplan to stitch together the historic city fabric with a contemporary urban aesthetic. Through the case of the (incremental) renaissance of Durham city, it is suggested that a sensitive multilayered development approach underpinned by deliberative democracy is required that responds to the needs of everyday users and local inhabitants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: history, urban regeneration, town & city planning
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Lee Pugalis
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 12:41
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 02:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6526

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