Tate Modern chimney. Photo by George Prentzas on Unsplash

Why placemaking is about regeneration and not redevelopment

Levelling up can only happen if placemaking drives local regeneration, says Bob Blackman MP For many, the pandemic has reinforced the importance of local communities. Whether it be checking in on elderly neighbours, being out in the street to clap the NHS, or supporting cherished local businesses through tough times, coronavirus has helped to renew a sense of local pride. Emerging from lockdown, and slowly returning to the high street, we might briefly marvel at the newfound café culture which has sprung up in towns and cities across the UK.…

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Stockton is regenerating its town centre with award-winning results

The future of our town centres: Shoosmiths sponsors ‘Planning’ webinar

Although Covid-19 has been a definite destructor of the UK high street, town centres were already facing decline due to a number of factors, including the rise in online shopping. While retail sales are now recovering and believed to be higher than pre-pandemic levels, town centres are still suffering with DIY stores, retail parks and online shopping proving to be massively popular. Join this webinar, produced in partnership with Shoosmiths, as a panel of experts discuss how the future of town centres will change, post-pandemic, and what implications this will…

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