Just published - "Compacting the city centre"

The latest academic paper emerging from the AHRC funded project on the Future of the City Centre was published today in a special issue of Buildings & Cities.

Drawing on the case studies of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK and Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, the paper considers the different mechanisms by which city authorities and their development partners are seeking to densify the city centre, and examines the tensions created by the process in these two contexts. Bob Giddings (Northumbria) and Robert Rogerson (IFC) critically assess whether the compact city and the associated process of densification should retain its almost hegemonic status as a sustainable urban form.

Read the full paper here