URBAN REGENERATION AND RENEWAL

Urban regeneration is a process of change over time and is the result of innovation, new technology and thinking about an area that is no longer fit for purpose. It is also the process of renewing old sites that have become disused or rundown and bringing them back into use. (Field Studies Centre)

Urban renewal is a program of land redevelopment in areas of moderate to high density urban land use. Renewal has had both successes and failures. (Wikipedia)

Its modern incarnation began in the late 19th century in developed nations and experienced an intense phase in the late 1940s – under the rubric of reconstruction. The process has had a major impact on many urban landscapes, and has played an important role in the history and demographics of cities around the world.

Urban renewal involves:

  • the relocation of businesses
  • the demolition of structures
  • the relocation of people 
  • the use of eminent domain (government purchase of property for public purpose) as a legal instrument to take private property for city-initiated development projects.

Source

 

flon base map

Click on the image above to access OpenStreetMap

Click on the image above to access OpenStreetMap

  1. Create an A4 base map for use in the field work report
 

journey through time

Click on the image to explore historic maps of the Flon urban area.

Click on the image to explore historic maps of the Flon urban area.

 
 

FIELDWORK GUIDE

 

FLON HISTORY

  1. Research the history of the Flon area and create an illustrated timeline.
  2. Save pictures for use in your field work report.
  3. Download images of Flon and add descriptive labels.
 
 

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