Tag Archives: Place

It’s Incredible

We hear an awful lot these days about the importance of, and need for, community. This is often in the setting of place-making or rebuilding locations hit by structural and recessionary change. But the numbers of examples of communities doing … Continue reading

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Riots

It has been a little hard to know whether or not to add to the volume of material that has been written and broadcast etc about the English urban riots of the last week. What can be added to the … Continue reading

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What am I, BID

The right place to start is by declaring an interest; I am a Board member of the company that encourages Business Improvement Districts (BIDS)  in Scotland and as such am highly supportive of BIDS as an activity. So my comments … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Shops and Shopfronts: history and future?

One of the benefits of the Easter long weekend/fortnight, not that the retail group in the University ever rests, is a small amount of time to catch up on things. I first became aware of Lindsay Lennie some years ago … Continue reading

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