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Towards an Urban Renaissance

1st Edition

By The Urban Task Force


328 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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The Urban Task Force, headed by Lord Rogers, one of the UK's leading architects, was established by the Department of Environment, Transport and Regions (DETR) to stimulate debate about our urban environment and to identify ways of creating urban areas in direct response to people's needs and aspirations. Their findings, conclusions and recommendations were presented in a final report to Government Ministers in Summer 1999 and form the basis of this important new illustrated book.


'The report is worth the hype, in that it represents a lot of thinking and information processing by a well chosen group of professionals.' - The Spectator

'Probably the first attempt ever to look at all aspects of the development of the urban fabric in one volume.' - Architectural Technology

'This is probably the most comprehensive study on urban living produced under government auspices for a generation.' - Urban Design Quarterly

Table of Contents

Preface - Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott. Foreword - Pasqual Maragall. Introduction - Lord Rogers of Riverside. Part One: The Sustainable City. 1. A Time for Change. 2. Designing the Urban Environment. 3. Making the Connections. Part Two: Making Towns and Cities Work. 4. Managing the Urban Environment. 5. Delivering Urban Regeneration. 6. Investing in Skills and Innovation. Part Three: Making the Most of Our Urban Assets. 7. Taking Stock of the Housing Requirement. 8. Planning for Change. 9. Managing the Land Supply. 10. Cleaning up the Land. 11. Recycling the Buildings. Part Four: Making the Investment. 12. Attracting Private Investment. 13. The Role of the Public Investment. Part Five: Sustaining the Renaissance. 14. Sustaining the Renaissance. Postscript. Acknowledgements. Index.

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