How can we plan for the future of urban regeneration?

By Nick Walkley | 22 February 2024

Strolling through the amazing spaces and places created by the Kings Cross development or experiencing the vibrancy of Manchester City Centre, one begins to wonder if a generation of urban regeneration is coming to an end, when projects cease to be about future applications and instead part of the fabric of a place. What is the next wave of major projects and how will they differ?

What is clear is that, while many of the local and community leadership challenges of regeneration remain, there have also been dramatic shifts in the context. We now know an awful lot more about what does and does not work, but expectations and funding are shifting.

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