Building a Better Britain - campaign launch
The launch of Estates Gazette’s campaign Building a Better Britain is influenced by the riots that have blighted our high streets. But its message is not.
Ahead of last year’s general election, politicians warned that regeneration funding would be the first casualty of government cuts. Estates Gazette has argued that that need not be the case. Marrying private sector money to public sector assets – combined with the expertise of both parties – can ensure its survival and the delivery of targeted urban renewal.
Building a Better Britain is about ensuring that happens. Working with UK Regeneration, over the coming weeks we will be recruiting a commission of experts to draw up specific plans. We want to hear from you if you want to contribute – directly, or indirectly by putting forward ideas for the commission to consider.
In the coming months this will be pulled together as a blueprint for Building a Better Britain – a document that will be submitted to government. Get involved and help use this week’s events as a catalyst for much-needed change.
If you would like to learn more about Building a Better Britain or get involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Damian Wild on the launch of Building a Better Britain. Read more>>
'Working with UK Regeneration, an organisation we have supported since its formation last year, we are bringing forward our plans to convene a regeneration commission, consisting of representatives from the public and private sectors. The commission, steered by EG and UKR, will be tasked with creating a blueprint for regeneration, urban renewal and, put more simply, Building a Better Britain.'
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Regeneration Commission takes action to restart stalled schemes
The Regeneration Commission set up by Estates Gazette and UK Regeneration is to work with government to unlock stalled schemes across the country. Read more>>
Commission's six-point plan
Member's of EG's Building a Better Britain campaign met last week to draw up an action plan for targeted urban renewal. Read more>>
Berkeley Group chairman Tony Pidgely, Barclays Capital’s Brendan Jarvis and Argent joint chief executive David Partridge are among the members of the Regeneration Commission set up by Estates Gazette and UK Regeneration. Read more>>
EG Damian Wild talks to Commission secretary Paul Evans on the blueprint for Building a Better Britain
Our conference, in association with UK Regeneration, will be a major milestone in our campaign, Building a Better Britain. This campaign ‘aims to deliver built environment-led solutions wherever they are appropriate and turn good intentions into constructive action’. The conference will be the opportunity for the real estate community to show leadership and share ideas on solutions that can deliver. More information>>
Nine out of 10 riot-hit locations in London, were within a five minute walk of a large post-war housing estate, new research has revealed. Read more>>
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As PM and mayor pledge £80m, retail property industry calls for long-term support. Read more >>
The retail property industry has called for long-term support to help Britain recover from the hundreds of millions of pounds of damage caused as riots swept the country this week.
Jackie Sadek and Paul Evans of UK Regeneration outline the five principles of urban renewal. Read more>>
'With Estates Gazette, UK Regeneration wants to start Building a Better Britain. We don't like the alternative we saw. Will you stand up for progress?'
The industry at its best
The response to the Building a Better Britain campaign launched by Estates Gazette last week has been overwhelming. Read more>>
Follow EG blogger Jackie Sadek on regeneration & the Building a Better Britain campaign
The news, pictures and events that led to the launch or Building a Better Britain. Read more>>
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