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MPs Plan to Let Artists Take Over Empty Shops to Prevent Ghost Towns

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on May 15th, 2009

This article discusses a new way of dealing with cities and sustainability – facilitating changes through creativity. Orginal article by Robert Booth published in The Guardian.

Artists take over empty shops

“Empty shops can be eyesores or crime magnets,” Blears said.” Our ideas for reviving town centres will give communities the knowhow to temporarily transform vacant premises into something innovative for the community – a social enterprise, a showroom for local artists or an information centre – and stop the high street being boarded up.

To read more of the article visit The Guardian.


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