Improving the built environment: how to tackle vacant and derelict buildings

a derelict ruined building with pigeons perched on

by Laura Dobie

As the built environment plays an important role in creating a sense of place and community identity, vacant and derelict buildings can have a damaging effect on local areas, hampering regeneration efforts. They create a sense of neglect in neighbourhoods and communities, and, if located in prominent areas, can have a considerable negative effect on surrounding households, businesses and amenities. Continue reading