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London’s Olympic Park, once one of Europe’s largest and most contaminated brownfield site. BaldBoris

Brownfield sites are opportunities in the heart of towns and cities

The city of Famagusta in Cyprus lies empty, as it has since the 1974 invasion that divided the island into north and south. The city its former inhabitants left behind is now a ghost town, streets overgrown…
Transitional architecture such as The Arcades Project is just one of many adaptive creative projects in Christchurch. Barnaby Bennett

Three years on: getting creative in post-quake Christchurch

February 22 is the third anniversary of the powerful earthquake that killed 185 people and radically altered the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The city centre is flattened and empty, with thousands…
The Spirit of Detroit may yet rise again. Dave Sizer/Flickr

Bankruptcy is not the end, but the beginning for Detroit

On the surface it appears that the City of Detroit is facing a hopeless future. A closer look suggests that the picture is not so bleak. The alarm has been raised by the State of Michigan placing the city…
The high street: here today, gone tomorrow. Andrew Matthews/PA

The high street is not dead, just sleeping

A bonfire of red tape that would “revitalise our high streets” - that’s what planning minister Nick Boles has promised. This might have been drawn from Mary Portas’s 2011 report on the future of the high…
A new animal study shows we’re making small progress in working out how to grow limbs. Image from

Dream of regenerating human body parts gets a little closer

Damage to vital organs, the spinal cord, or limbs can have an enormous impact on our ability to move, function – and even live. But imagine if you could restore these tissues back to their original condition…

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