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Tom Bloxham and Urban Splash's anaemic fantasy

No children, no families, no old people, no underor unemployed: welcome to the new and much lauded urban communities marketed by Urban Splash, where a 'mix of values' (from £50,000 up to £250,000 in cities such as Liverpool and Manchester) certainly does not mean social mix, and 'mixed use' does not embrace any of the prosaic day-to-day amenities that help communities to become self-sustaining and self-generating over time. These regenerated, mainly industrial sites, seem ...

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