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March 7, 2012

Crisis in our high streets


The steady slide of the High Street from what was once a thriving hub of social and economic activity to a space dominated by national chains of commercial outlets, charity shops and empty units is now a national concern. The PM turned to Mary Portas for some answers, Architect and Design Scotland has embarked on a new project to ‘Imagine Alternative High Street Futures’ and Julian Dobson, blogger and social commentator, has come up with 20 things you can do with a high street that doesn’t involve shopping.




To view Julian Dobson’s  slideshow which sets out twenty things to do on the high street that don’t involve shopping, click here.

To see a short report of the seminar hosted by Architecture and Design Scotland – Re-imagining Alternative High Street Futures click here.