New report questions the credentials of Urban Villages
Schemes that call themselves Urban Villages but fail to live up to the title have been attacked in a new report. The report - carried out for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) by Cardiff University's Department of City and Regional Planning - found that the majority of the 55 Urban Villages surveyed failed to achieve increased sustainability, community support or good design. It says that the term 'Urban Village' is often used by developers simply as a way of ensuring ...
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