Lord Rogers’ urban revolution


The government taskforce charged with halting the decline of English cities has published its interim report. How will it go about its job?

Two days ago, Lord Rogers’ 14-strong urban taskforce launched a report that could mark the beginning of a revolution in the planning, design and financial policies that govern our cities. With the backing of deputy prime minister John Prescott, the interim report of the urban taskforce has attempted to find strategies to reverse the decline of English city centres.


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