Research and Publications

Adaptive re-use is helping to change the way we think about how we can remake urban spaces

Research by Dr. Sebastien Darchen initially published in Urban Studies is included in the LSE US CENTRE BLOG

Facing increasing population pressures, many US urban centers are turning to novel methods, such as adaptive re-use, in order to encourage more intense land use. Sébastien Darchen writes that while adaptive re-use is often employed as a regeneration tactic by developers, it can also be a way in which local entrepreneurs can engage in non-traditional place-making. 


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