Architects, planners and urban designers have tended to shun the suburbs as being sub-urban, an inferior kind of environment, neither rural nor really urban. Yet most people live in suburbs and, because of the neglect of professionals, they are the territory where volume builders rule.
The latest issue of the UK Urban Design Group’s journal Urban Design looks at suburbs in a more positive way and attempts to give them a new image for the future. At the end of the last Century, the great challenge was the urban renaissance; now the debate is on the suburban renaissance.
For further information about the Urban Design Group see www.udg.org.uk To request an individual issue (£5.00 each, plus £1.00 postage in the UK or £2.50 overseas), contact Louise Ingledow – Manager Urban Design Group at [email protected]