It seems clear in these difficult economic times that a focus on local schemes is the way forward. People can circulate money in the local economy - money well spent as it has all kinds of positive spin off effects on local employment, safety and security and community cohesion.
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What's novel for us is the pace and nature of these changes, in terms of a forced new lifestyle, signifying our modernity, acceptance, and therefore our corporatised survival skills. Have you morphed into the modern Corporate Homo- erectus?
While we need and must start with Big Local efforts, we also need 'Big Urban', 'Big Sub-Regional' and 'Big National' efforts to trigger and sustain effective neighbourhood renewal in the context of sustainable urban development.
Of course most government schemes are regeneration by slow death. The one I was involved in took 25 years and still isn't 'finished'. How do you define 'finished'?
Times are tough for small towns but our evidence shows that innovative ideas are helping them to thrive, says Chris Wade
Six years on from its launch, a local currency in the United States continues to inspire others. But what can it tell us about their potential to nurture vibrant, distinctive local economies? Austin Macauley reports
Diversity and integration of functions, people and spaces may be the key to bringing town centres back to life. Town centres must become places which serve the needs of all social groups; elderly people, school children, families, young people and working professionals and they must be places to bring these groups together, integrating different functions into the same spaces.
We need to be smarter about why and how we build aspiration, making sure that we see this as a goal in its own right.
The murder of a young design student kickstarted the regeneration of West Kilbride. Using crafts as a focus to bring pride back to the community has put the village firmly on the map, as Susan Downer explains
By the end of the first day it was clear: the smart city agenda is a ‘movement’. A significant minority of the delegates and speakers were urbanists fuelled with an appreciation of the scale of the challenges and could see how technology could advance a new positive and citizen-focused urbanism.