Here’s an extract from  Regenerating a Central Business District

“Some planners plan for the instant city not realising that today’s policy decisions have impact well into the future. Today’s politically driven decisions, geared to make it easier to do business for the current economic drivers, are often the root source of decline in the city of tomorrow. We have examples globally where city after city needs to revitalise and regenerate their central business district, and rethink their planning policy, after too much of a single use has reduced the vitality, quality of life and economic viability originally hoped for and envisioned.”

We need to focus on people. To create great places, including central business districts, it follows that we need to keep people at the forefront of any planned interventions, especially a regeneration or revitalisation. That means listening to stakeholders as widely as possible.

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