Local authorities are mobilising to redevelop distressed assets into schemes aimed at revitalising town and city centres, but the success of such projects is dependent on strong partnerships with the private sector, and a clear understanding of the needs of individual places, according to sector experts.
Phil Mayall, board director at regeneration specialists Muse Developments, and Mark Robinson, chair of the High Streets Taskforce, joined Place North West reporter Dan Whelan to discuss the pitfalls of the one-size-fits-all approach to regeneration, how to unearth a town’s identity, and what the future holds for this growing sector.
- What is regeneration and why do we need it?
- What are the trends driving the reimagining of our towns and city centres?
- What opportunities and challenges does the demise of the retail sector present?
- What are the first steps local authorities should take when faced with the need to regenerate?