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05 Paynter

  1. 1. Adapting Suburbs Felicity Paynter Queen Mary, University of London [email_address]
  2. 2. Author Document Gwilliam M, Bourne C, Swain C and Pratt A (Civic Trust and JRF) (1998) Sustainable renewal of suburban areas In Suburbia (2002) In Suburbia Greater London Authority (GLA), Urban and Economic Development Group (URBED) (2002) A City of Villages: Promoting a sustainable future for London’s suburbs URBED (2004) Neighbourhood Revival: Towards More Sustainable Suburbs in the South East In Suburbia (2005) Delivering Sustainable Communities Greater London Authority (2005) Sustainable Suburbs Toolkit: Tomorrow’s suburbs British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA), Ben Kochan and URBED (2007) London’s Suburbs - Unlocking the Potential Greater London Authority (2007) Semi-Detached: Reconnecting London’s Suburbs Ben Kochan and the Town and Country Planning Association (2007) Achieving a Suburban Renaissance – the policy challenges Successful city-suburbs (2007) State of the suburbs BURA (2008) Suburban Regeneration: The real challenges
  3. 3. Re-imagining suburbs for development – the new urban space <ul><li>Sites of investment and consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Developing ‘urban villages’ </li></ul><ul><li>Competing suburbs </li></ul><ul><li>‘ suburban areas need to identify their roles and develop strategies that fit within the wider city-region. This could include developing their own offer in terms of housing, employment and leisure. It may be necessary to ‘reconceptualise’ suburbs.’ Ben Kochan, 2007:47 </li></ul><ul><li>Will urban style regeneration become a priority over imagining suburbs as sociable and livable neighbourhoods? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Seeking a framework for suburban development <ul><li>Conceptually entangled with sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inherently unsustainable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both lacking and enabling sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Still saviours of the city </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Green, vibrant and prosperous as well increasingly deprived </li></ul><ul><li>Regeneration…in a new suburban way? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ Bauhaus is right on the doorstep of Croydon’s cultural quarter where the shopping and entertainment facilities rival London’s West End. This is a community that is definitely on the up. It’s time to be part of the action at Bauhaus ...” </li></ul>“ The apartments, which are currently being sold off-plan, form part of Central Croydon's new cultural quarter which will include an art gallery, jazz cafe, restaurants and boutiques.” Croydon
  6. 6. Surrey Street Market ‘ Pants for a pound’ to Organic and bespoke Gateway Development Site East Croydon Arrowcroft Arena Schroders and Stanhope Theatre

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