Sheffield Specials

Sheffield Specials
Sheffield Specials
Retailing V Urbanism Slide from David's Presentation
Retailing V Urbanism Slide from David's Presentation
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Yorkshire and the Humber
University of Sheffield
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We have recently been invited to take part in the latest Sheffield Specials debate. The debate titled Shop til you drop teamed together Martin Wainwrigh - Northern Guardian; Jamie Scottbuilding - BDP; David Rudlin - URBED; Malcolm Schooling - The Wig & Pen And Platillos; Dr Paul Chatterton - University Of Leeds to discuss the following topic:

'New urban developments are now largely based around the creation of huge retail quarters. Led by corporate brands, these areas are marketed as retail and leisure experiences. In the north, billions of pounds will be invested in the development of Paradise Street in Liverpool, Eastgate in Leeds, The Moor and Sevenstone in Sheffield.

Shopping is now a way of life and the number one national pastime but what does this say about our attitude to civic life and place making? These new developments offer the opportunity to bring new life and quality architecture to our post-industrial cities but is this kind of urbanism really a sustainable model on which to base future cities?'

David's presentation can be downloaded above.

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