Re: Re: The Skehan/Sirr plan

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@keating wrote:

The biggest driver of urban form has always been retail.

Not sure about that really. Think it is a dominant factor alright, but not sure if it is the biggest driver. Many other economic, socio-political and religious factors have also been dominant in terms of influencing urban form throughout (Western) history. Anyway, that is probably another day’s debate. I think I see where you are coming from though. I would still be very wary of allowing shopping centre design to be the driving feature of urban change in our towns. On a base level I would far prefer to see policies such as the living over the shops scheme being pursued further in our towns. I also worry about the democratic legitimacy of the shopping centre mentality.

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