A fresh way of thinking about our cities is needed that harnesses the potential of our existing buildings, communities and businesses. We can build upon these assets to create resilient, vibrant towns and cities.
Big change does not always require large investment. Thinking creatively and working with what you have can be transformative.
Finding, facilitating and harnessing the grass-roots energy of these 'adaptable neighbourhoods' provides an efficient means to rapidly initiate regeneration without large, singular capital injections.
We are testing these concepts at three scales, that of the street, the market and the city. These projects are live, ongoing and all completely dependant on working directly with communities.
The Idea: Raise the profile of places in limbo between
dereliction and development with innovative meanwhile programmes.
The Idea:Our cities can adapt to change as an alternative to comprehensive redevlopment.
The pilot: Working with the grain, the people and the commerce of a dwindling waterside business quarter in lecture to bring real change.