From renaissance to recession: maintaining urban quality

Pugalis, Lee (2010) From renaissance to recession: maintaining urban quality. Urban Design Forum Quarterly, 89 (March). ISSN 0898-5049

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Drawing on evidence and experience from the UK, I present the case that quality counts in times of recession as well as times of renaissance. My brief foray into changing UK regeneration practice is intended to highlight some important lessons applicable in other development contexts, including parts of Australasia. Commencing with a swift review of the UK’s urban renaissance agenda since New Labour came into power in 1997, I go onto examine the changing nature of renaissance programmes brought about by the infamous ‘credit crunch’; questioning the wisdom of cuts in urban quality.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Lee Pugalis
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 12:58
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:53

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