BBC News - Prince Charles foundation & city design
- An article on today's BBC News website on the involvement of the
Prince's Foundation in urban design:
Blue prince for cities
By Sean Coughlan
BBC News Magazine
What would your local high street look like if it was designed by
Prince Charles? The plans for one English city show how the prince's
building theories could be put into practice.
City centres should be showcases of civic pride - but all too often
they're civic embarrassments. During the day, they're anonymous
shopping zones, at night they're hunting grounds for teenage drinkers.
Instead of being places for people to wander, too many city centres
are cut up by aggressive road schemes - with local character
disappearing under sprawling retail units and corporate blandness.
But how can city centres be improved? The Prince's Foundation for the
Built Environment, set up by the Prince of Wales to promote
traditional building design, has been asked by Lincoln City Council
to produce a 30-year blueprint for urban regeneration.
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