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  • Christopher Miller
    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
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      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.

      (...)

      The complete article is at this URL:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4966386.stm

      Christopher Miller
      Montreal QC Canada
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