Friday, 24 May 2013

Urban renewal

Urban renewal is a process in which th obsolete fabric of an urban area is restored, renovated and improved in order to meet contemporary needs. in most cases an attempt is made to retain its original character, but if this is impossible, a certain amount of redevelopment may be included. 

Redevelopment involves the total destruction of all or part of the obsolete fabric before the work of new building, open spaces, possible new roads etc. begins.

Examples of urban renewal around the world:

  • London Docklands in London (England, United Kingdom).

  • Eastern Harbour District in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
  • Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam (Netherlands).