Retrofit alternatives in five UK cities

Barlow, C 2014, Retrofit alternatives in five UK cities , Project Report, Retrofit 2050.

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the ways in which locally-based projects that can be identified as ‘alternative retrofit’ make use of city spaces. A review of relevant literature on the use of such spaces frames and conceptualises these alternatives, and the paper argues that examples of alternative retrofit express explicit local and practical priorities that are enacted within governance structures at a local authority level and tend to rely on these and other frameworks and agencies to realise project aims. The paper concludes that the capacity of urban governance regimes to recognise, support and enable local ‘alternative retrofit’ is critical both for the projects themselves and as part of any wider shaping of sustainable city futures.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Working Paper Number WP2014/1
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Publisher: Retrofit 2050
ISSN: 2052-1618
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Dr Catherine Barlow
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 09:13
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 15:32

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