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Adaptable Suburbs: a study of the relationship between networks of human activity and the changing form of urban and suburban centres through time
This project is a study of how small-scale centres of social and economic activity are shaped by the way in which physical and social networks change their form through time. Due to their frequently being below the policy radar, there is a clear gap in knowledge about how smaller centres form part of the large-scale spatial/social network. Our collective expertise allows us test a novel proposition about how centres of socio-economic activity emerge through time, for which existing theoretical models of centre-periphery or fringe-belt do not seem adequate. We will address the question of how local self-organisation, design interventions and functional changes have an impact on large-scale network of connections. Our research will provide the evidence for targeted funding in the UK suburbs that "are required for preventative action to halt further decline in the suburbs and to avoid the need for major expenditure in the future". At a time of great social and economic flux characterised by new communications technologies and radically changing patterns of work, living and consumption, suburban centres are critical to an urgently needed re-evaluation of how to plan for the future growth of our older cities. EPSRC reference: EP/I001212/1
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