This book synthesizes urban design and urban regeneration by examining the revitalization of a number of historic urban quarters.
Its focus is on quarters or areas where there is a significant number of historic buildings concentrated in a small area; with places and area-based approaches. Many cities have such quarters that confer on them a sense of place and identity through their historic continuity and cultural associations. The quarters are often an integral element of the city's image and identity. The lessons and observations from the experience of the revitalization of such historic urban quarters forms the core of
this book with a number of case study examples from North America and Europe showing a variety of approaches to and outcomes of revitalization.
Table of Contents
Revitalizing historic urban quarters; Economic challenge of historic urban quarters; Re-evaluation of the qualities of historic urban quarters; Tourism and culture-led revitalization; Housing-led revitalization; Revitalizing industrial and commercial quarters; Design in historic urban quarters; Towards the successful revitalization of historic urban quarters; Bibliography; Index.
'The case studies show projects in the UK and abroad, with information and analysis which will be invaluable to planners, designers and politicians seeking to emulate the (often inspiring) best practice.'
The Architect's Journal