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Why tax the poor to make our high streets nicer?

I grew up in a small town north west of London called Northwood. The high street used to be a eclectic mix of shops that were interesting and different. 524 more words


Business Improvement Districts: Recent Successes in Scotland

The closing weeks of June saw three successful ballots for Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Scotland and further local endorsement and expansion of the “BIDs family” across the country. 725 more words

Town Centres

European retail trade volumes

European retail trade volumes, May 2014: Eurostat

  • In May 2014 compared with April 2014, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade remained stable in the euro area (EA18) and fell by 0.1% in the EU28.
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Random Regeneration Thoughts

Just a few Urban Regeneration thoughts prompted by a recent visit to a well know town.

Shop fronts and window displays don’t have to be flash or expensive, and you can often use what is already there with a well chosen paint scheme: 157 more words

Re-imagining the High Street with Technology

The Grimsey Review of 2013 very strongly made the case that the high street of the future (or indeed of the present) has to embrace the digital world into which many of us have increasingly moved. 418 more words

Town Centres


We have worked for a lot of agencies over the last 20+ years working in design and branding before we started Designed By Good People back in 2010. 622 more words

Designed By Good People

Town centres first?

by Dorothy Laing

Has the town centre first policy failed in its attempt to restore vitality to Britain’s failing high streets?

Town centres and high streets across Britain have been suffering from the combined effects of the increase in online shopping, car parking issues, increasing business rates, and the impact of the recession, as well as the challenges of out-of town centres. 830 more words

Regeneration And Community Development