Bio Blog - Growing our Living City
by Steffen Lehmann, Cluster for Sustainable Cities
By 2030 another 20,000 people are forecast to live in Brighton & Hove, and this population growth will place additional demands upon the local environment and community whilst also providing opportunities for high-quality urban regeneration.
The ‘Vision 2030’
event ‘Growing our Living City
’ in July explored possible futures for the local environment and urban sustainability as Brighton & Hove grows with new planned development from the seafront and city centre to its neighbourhoods and urban fringe.
I have written an ‘Urban Manifesto’
on how to maximise social and environmental benefits from urban regeneration of the UK’s cities, based upon ten urban principles
that focus on the characteristics of what makes a “good place”.
How can we best transform the derelict, abandoned and run-down parts of cities back into places where people want to live, work and play?
I advocate “high density without high buildings” as a solution that will make our cities compact, walkable, mixed-use and vibrant again...