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Iconic industrial structures in urban regeneration.

Farnham, P.; (2005) Iconic industrial structures in urban regeneration. Doctoral thesis , University of London.

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Abstract

The past two decades have seen a change in the perception of former industrial urban neighbourhoods. At the heart of many stand the dominating structures and sites that once held together the urban and social fabrics. These iconic industrial structures have been instrumental in the regeneration and renewal of areas. Driven by different visions and needs these buildings have found new roles within districts, affecting built environments, social dynamics and economic activities. Private, public and community sectors contribute and implement change with contrasting and complementary outcomes. Positive economic change is fundamental to the improvement of an area. Iconic industrial structures are found to be integral parts of economic clusters or innovative milieux, helping to shape the economic regeneration of an area through their status and qualities. These milieux are central to local, regional and national economic growth. The processes of milieux formation and continuation have become recognised in government-led regeneration initiatives as key components in sustainable communities. Local community groups have also recognised the benefits of economic clusters, providing potential for localised economic growth and associated social and environmental benefits. Tate Modern, Museum in Docklands, The Custard Factory, Camden Lock and the Oxo Tower provide contrasting cases in the outcomes of different driving forces behind each and their differing roles in local urban regeneration.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Iconic industrial structures in urban regeneration.
Identifier: PQ ETD:591708
Language: English
Additional information: Abstract only
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1444405
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