Thursday, 21 August 2014

Local retrofit projects in UK (journal)

Retrofit alternatives in five UK cities

 The purpose of this paper is to explore the ways in which local projects that can be identified as ‘alternative retrofit’ make use of use city spaces. A review of relevant literature on the use of such spaces frames and conceptualises these alternatives, and the paper argues that examples of alternative retrofit express explicit local and practical priorities that are enacted within governance structures at a local authority level. The paper concludes that the capacity of urban governance regimes to recognise, support and enable local ‘alternative retrofit’ is critical both for the projects themselves and as part of any wider shaping of sustainable city futures.

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