Published: 24th Jul 2019

Maggie Rafalowicz, director at Campbell Tickell, discusses the lessons she has learned from her career in regeneration. Regeneration is all about improving the quality of life in an area that has been in decline, without displacing the existing residents and communities – unless they would welcome the opportunity to move on. If there is one thing I have learnt from years of working in regeneration, it’s that there often isn’t a single community and a single set of views. Regeneration takes a long time. You need to spend time understanding the physical and financial constraints and opportunities; getting to know the different parts of the community, be they residents, voluntary groups, politicians, statutory services or businesses; and exploring potential funding options. Given that regeneration takes many years, those options will change with time, governments and market conditions. You need to find partners who will go the distance and deliver a win-win … (To read the full article, subscribe below)