Emma Rawlings Smith

55 Flips | 1 Magazine | 18 Followers | @ERawlingsSmith | I am a geographer, writer and examiner with a particular interest in place

Manchester: the rebirth of a city

The cotton industry’s decline, which began in the early part of the 20th century, continued after the Second World War, and the exchange closed in 1968. The port, still Britain’s third largest in 1963, employing some 3,000 people, shut in 1982 – its canal unable to cope with the new breed of …

Home - MediaCityUK

Home to the likes of the BBC, ITV, Ericsson, dock10 and Kellogg’s, and complemented by more than 250 smaller media and digital businesses. <i></i><p>As a focal …

‘Salford Loves it Big and Shiny’: Living in the Edgelands of Contemporary Urban Renewal

The UK’s urban regeneration mania of the last decades has taken many forms and defines much of our contemporary urban landscape. Post-crash and …

Salford: a city regenerated?

Salford Quays: MediaCityUK<p>The City of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. Manchester emerged as a major …

Plans submitted to 'rediscover the soul' of Manchester's landmark Palace Hotel

A multi-million pound vision for Manchester’s iconic Palace hotel has been revealed - aimed at ‘rediscovering the soul’ of the Victorian …

A new fight to preserve the historic East End: 'Save Blossom Street from the wrecking ball’

Developer and investment giant British Land wants to tear down historic warehouses in Blossom Street, E1, to build office blocks of up to 13 storeys. …

Hooray for London Road fire station – and the activists saving our buildings | Ally Fogg

Ordinary citizens are proving better at protecting our heritage than those paid to do so. The restoration of this Manchester icon is just one example of many<p>If you have ever stepped off a train at Manchester Piccadilly, you may have paused a moment to appreciate the splendour of the building that …

Birmingham's Ikon gallery celebrates 50 years with greatest hits show

Artists including Antony Gormley, Fiona Banner, Ryan Gander, Julian Opie, Martin Creed and Lee Bul donate works to be auctioned for endowment fund<p>It began 50 years ago in a glass-walled kiosk in Birmingham’s concrete Bullring shopping centre with an ambition to be the “antithesis to exclusive art …

HSBC to base ringfenced retail banking operation in Birmingham

António Simões tells staff of move to new offices in 2017, including relocation of 1,000 London staff, as bank insulates retail arm from riskier investment activities<p>HSBC has chosen Birmingham as the headquarters for the ringfenced UK retail and commercial banking business it is setting up, in a …

Detroit's on a development fast track

It has been 40 years since ground was broken on a building that its creators dubbed the Renaissance Center to embody Detroit's hopes for brighter …

Developing Detroit in 2014: Major projects anchor rapid redevelopment of Woodward corridor

DETROIT, MI – We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The Woodward Avenue corridor of downtown and Midtown Detroit will look very different in …

Downtown: LOVELAND - Parcel data and property ownership in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

Thank you for surfing Loveland’s nationwide property information! Sign up for a Pro account for only $10/month or $100/year to unlock awesome mapping …

We Now Have Highly Detailed Maps of Detroit's Blight

A process called "blexting" and a neighborhood-focused property auction may help fix the city's crippling property woes.<p>Detroit, a bankrupt city simultaneously experiencing its death and rebirth, depending on whom you ask, now has a more concrete guide to revitalize its neighborhoods and fix its …

Where the past is present

Detroit 67: Perspectives<p>The Detroit Historical Museum has been named one of 29 national finalists for the IMLS 2018 National Medal.<p>Event rentals<p>Don't …

One-time Detroit gems stand in way of Red Wings arena

The fate of two empty, vandalized buildings in Detroit's Cass Corridor has become a major stumbling block in the plan to start building a $450 …

Detroit gets growing

Strolling around his inner-city Detroit neighbourhood, Mark Covington pauses to take in the view. The houses and shops that existed when he was a child are gone, replaced by empty lots, the buildings either burned down or demolished. In their place is wilderness. Tall grass, wild flowers and trees. …

The Guardian view on Manchester’s new cultural space: from one kind of factory to another | Editorial

There’s no way of bringing back the old manufacturing jobs, but shrewd investment in arts and culture can create a different kind of industry<p>Tucked away in the chancellor’s autumn statement was the news that Manchester city council is to receive a £78m grant towards a new “large-scale, …

Report backs Manchester regeneration project

<b>A 10-year project to reverse a decline in one of Manchester's most deprived communities has been a success, an independent report has said.</b><p>The £77m Beacons programme exceeded targets and is said to have improved housing, education and services in Beswick, Openshaw and Clayton.<p>Regeneration firm …

BBC - Manchester - Salmon return to 'cleaner' Mersey

<b>The River Mersey is the cleanest it has been for a century, according to a new Environment Agency report.</b><p>The agency's General Quality Assessment (GQA) found that cleaner water had seen the return of salmon to the river for the first time in 200 years.<p>There was also evidence that otters were …

The River Mersey trout that took 100 years to catch

Keen angler Ken Beaney claims to have landed the first sea trout from the River Mersey in 100 years.<p>The 75-year-old netted the 7lb-monster on a …

JLL appointed to £1.3m Manchester Fort redevelopment

A £1.3 million redevelopment of Manchester Fort retail park has moved a step closer after the building consultancy team at JLL was appointed to …

UAE set to invest in Fallowfield redevelopment

The University of Manchester has announced a partnership with the United Arab Emirate’s Mubadala Development Company in the redevelopment of the …

House by Urban Splash | Urban Splash

Designed by you, built by us<p>House is a new type of home, designed by award-winning architects and built by Urban Splash. Family living, super …

Architecture

Regeneration • Salford City Council

Salford is a city where innovation, leadership and partnership working are contributing significantly to the increased economic vitality, growth and …