Posts by Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait

Rowland Atkinson, Associate Fellow, SPERI, and Malcolm Tait, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield

Battles for diversity, heritage and the future of the city: Part II

Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait

Four proposals to empower and re-tool our planning system could ensure it is able to act in all of our interests In the first part of this blog, we noted how the system of planning in the UK has been denuded to the extent that it has become severely limited in its ability to contest urban change stimulated by international … Continue reading

7 November 2016 by Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait
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Battles for diversity, heritage and the future of the city: Part I

Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait

The planning system has a key role in challenging the negative impacts of inequality, extreme wealth and international investment, but it must be strengthened to stop cities being hollowed out by capital Significant social friction has been generated by flows of investment capital into the built environment in cities like London.  Protests in the capital over the loss of public … Continue reading

31 October 2016 by Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait
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