There's not much to fault Glenn Howells Architects, the designers of the new English National Ballet building on London's City Island. But its prominent site should have been given over to a true community hub.

Published in Buildings

Opened to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, Joe Lloyd takes a look at the £40m arts centre aiming to revitalise Plymouth's history and culture. 

Published in News
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:36

What went wrong with Covent Garden?

The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So how did it become so horrible?

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The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So why is it so horrible, wonders Owen Hatherley
Published in Comment

Artist Jessie Brennan spent time with the residents of the Smithsons’ brutalist estate to explore the human impact of the political battle over its regeneration. Here, she discusses her experience

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As the development of a former steel production district in Luxembourg into a business and cultural hub nears completion, Peter Maxwell reflects on previous efforts to regenerate industrial sites, arguing that human and creative engagement is more crucial to the success of such projects than token references to an area’s history

Published in Features
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

Folkestone Triennial

The town-wide art event tackled the troubled idea of regeneration, but also had some fun at the seaside, says Riya Patel

Published in Review
Monday, 10 November 2014 14:02

Towns in Britain: Jones the Planner

An account of Britain's cities castigates recent "regeneration" efforts, but isn't ready to give up on the transformative potential of planning, says Sukhdev Sandhu

Published in Review
Monday, 01 September 2014 01:00

Urban Plunge – wild swimming in the city

An exhibition at the Roca London Gallery showcases a series of architectural proposals to reclaim natural water sources in London, New York and Copenhagen for recreational use. We spoke to curator Jane Withers about how we can better exploit our rivers and harbours

Published in Features

Moreau Kusunoki, winners of the prestigious commission, are on the cover of our new issue. This piece from last year looked at arguments for and against the controversial project

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