Urban Design 92 - Autumn 2004

Massive potential or major pitfall? Urban design steps carefully in pathfinder areas

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

The ‘biggest housing renewal project for a generation’ is the focus of the latest issue of Urban Design, the relaunched quarterly journal of the Urban Design Group (UDG).

Editor John Billingham has brought together a stimulating range of articles on Housing Market Renewal Area pathfinders in North Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Sheffield, Newcastle and Hull alongside examples of urban designers’ work.Billingham emphasises the crucial role of urban design in taking proposals forward.As he notes: ‘the pathfinder programme is a massive undertaking’.Urban Design (Autumn 2004: 92) provides a vital snapshot of current and proposed work in this enormously challenging programme.

Urban Designis the leading journal in its field.Each issue provides in-depth analysis of topical themes, with contributions from leading practitioners, policymakers and academics from the UK and abroad.Its 48 pages offer a mix of articles, short reports and listings that reflect the diversity of urban design today.This is a journal no urban design professional or student should be without.