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A New Battersea A deeper insight into the long awaited redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

The iconic Battersea power station standing out from the background on the Pink Floyd 1977 Animals is undergoing a redevelopment which will transform the face of the capital for good. The former coal-fired power station, a Grade II* listed building located on the south bank of the River Thames in Nine Elms, is at the centre of…

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The Case of Gentrification Gentrification takes place across many cities in the world and is usually met with great disdain, but is gentrification a harsh necessity or social cleansing in disguise?

If you live in a major city, you’ve probably heard the term gentrification being thrown around. If not, you’ve probably witnessed a progressive transformation in your city or local area over the course of recent decades. Some of these changes may seem familiar; more high street estate agents opening locally, more restaurant chains opening, local…

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Houston’s Urban Developmental Dilemma How the development of Houston may have been partly responsible for the devastating floods

Houston, Texas, self-branded as the city with "no limits" is an interesting case in terms of its urban planning and development. It is the largest city in the U.S. to have no zoning laws, part of a laissez-faire approach to urban planning which may have contributed to the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and left…

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Silvertown Quays: East London’s Redevelopment Silvertown Quays will bring life back to East London's ghost town and will boast 3,000 new homes.

Following additions to the area such as Boxpark Shoreditch, a pump of £3.5bn is being funnelled into the redevelopment of Silvertown Quays. Known to many as a derelict area of the Docklands, close to the under-subscribed Emirates Air Line, Silvertown has been in the shadows of Canary Wharf for over a decade. Silvertown Quays, London (Source:…

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