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Blueprint for city futures

Lord Rogers this week launched the final report of his Urban Task Force - a latterday Abercrombie Plan - with a call for a massive design- led public programme to revitalise our towns and cities. Studded with 105 ambitious recommendations for central Government to incorporate into an Urban White Paper, the report calls for an 'urban renaissance' (see pages 6-7). It aims to persuade home-buyers to flock back to newly revitalised urban areas through a complex mix of tax-breaks, new funding ...

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